Glomerulonephritis (500)

Tests in package

ANA screen (HEp-2 cells), dsDNA antibodies, GBM antibodies (the Goodpasture antigen), MPO-ANCA (capture technique), MPO-ANCA (direct technique), Phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) antibodies, PR3-ANCA (capture technique), PR3-ANCA (direct technique), Streptolysin O antibodies, Thrombospondin Type 1 Domain Containing 7A (THSD7A) antibodies

Indication

Renal failure of unknown cause.

Clinical background

Suspicion of glomerulonephritis arises as a rule when finding haematuria and/or proteinuria. The onset symptoms may also arise due to renal impairment. When investigating the urine sediment you usually see cylinders. The genesis of glomerulonephritis decides the treatment strategy and prognosis. The laboratory findings are a guide to diagnosis, even though it is generally believed that biopsy verification is necessary.

 

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