Detect the presence of circulating glomerular basement membrane-specific antibodies in Goodpasture syndrome; quantitation may be useful in monitoring treatment.
Gold serum separator (SST) tube
Ambient (preferred) - 7 days
Refrigerated - 14 days
Frozen - 14 days
Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x 3
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
0 - 20 units/mL
This test is often used in conjunction with the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) test for Wegener granulomatosis and vasculitis.