anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody


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anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody

Anti-GBM antibody Immunology An antibody that is usually ↑ in Pts with Goodpasture syndrome which may be serially measured to monitor response to therapy; anti-GBM antibodies may be measured in conjunction with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in Wegener's granulomatosis Ref range Negative < 10 U; positive > 20 U. See Goodpasture syndrome.
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Cryoglobulins, hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus hepatitis, antistreptolysin O, several autoantibodies (including antinuclear antibodies, antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody, anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody, and rheumatoid factor), and serum/urine immunofixation electrophoresis were all negative.
Rheumatology workup, including antinuclear antibody, anti-double stranded antibody, antineu-trophil cytoplasmic antibodies, and anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody, were negative.
The rest of the laboratory data was essentially unremarkable, including serum complement levels, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody, anti double-stranded DNA, human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis serology, anti-phospholipid antibodies, anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody, and anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies.
The photographs of immunofluorescence patterns for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody and anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody are too dark, and the captions are mismatched.