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Phospholipase A2 Antibody

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TestPhospholipase A2 Antibody
Common AbbreviationsPLA2R MPLA2R
Clinical IndicationMembranous glomerulonephritis presents with nephrotic syndrome or proteinuria and is identified on renal biopsy by epithelial IgG and C3 deposition. APLA2R antibody measurement may have a role in identifying primary from secondary membranous nephropathy and also in disease monitoring. However they should not be viewed as a replacemant for renal biopsy in the investigation of patients presenting with nephrotic syndrome.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume2 mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time3 weeks
Laboratory Department of Immunology Northern General Hospital P O Box 894 Sheffield S5 7YT
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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