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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibodies

Test Name

Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibodies

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 mL serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top (SST) tube. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions: Specimen must be labelled properly. Sperate as soon as possible and send refrigrated

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, unlabelled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected. Avoid repeat freeze/Thaw cycles.

Stability: Stable refrigerated at 2-8°C for 14 days and frozen at or below -20°C for more than 14 days.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 Days or STAT

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Negative < 20

Equivocal 20-25

Positive >=25

Test Code

AGBM

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROSJ03)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019