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Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM) Antibody Blood Test

Anti-GBM, Goodpasture Syndrome


Test Code: 082719
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM) Antibody Blood Test

This test measures the level of Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM) antibodies in the blood.  GMB antibodies are a type of autoantibody that develops in people with an autoimmune disorder.  Autoimmune disorders cause the body's immune system to mistakenly produce antibodies that target its own cells and tissues.  The glomerular basement membrane is a part of the kidneys that helps to filter waste out of the body.  In people with Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease, also known as Goodpasture Syndrome, antibodies attack this membrane causing damage to the kidneys.  Symptoms of Goodpasture Syndrome may take months or even years to develop.  Common symptoms include dry cough, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, pale skin, swelling in the legs, bloody urine, burning during urination, nausea, and vomiting. 

Measuring Anti-GMB antibodies can help to diagnose Goodpasture Syndrome or monitor how well someone is responding to treatment.  Other tests such as a Renal (Kidney) Function panel are often ordered at the same time. 

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM) Antibody Blood Test

This test is not available at Lab QD

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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BUN