Local code : GBM

Preferred Sample Type

Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody (GBM)

Suitable Specimen Types

  • Serum
5-10 mL

Sample Processing in Laboratory


Sample Preparation


Turnaround Time

3days - if urgent telephone the lab before hand

Sample Stability

Stored at 4oC

Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody (GBM)

General Information

Some indications: Good Pastures Syndrome, Pulmonary-Renal Haemorrhage If this test is required urgently please contact the Duty Immunologist via Bleep 2119 during the normal working hours of the laboratory ( Mon-Fri 09.00 to 17.00)

Patient Preparation



This assay will only be performed urgently if the laboratory is informed by telephone.

Reference Range

Negative =0.8- 6.9 U/mL

Weak positive = 7-10 U/mL

Positive = >10 U/mL

Normal result would be negative

Source of Reference Range

Assay manufacturers range


  • EQA Scheme?: Yes
  • EQA Status:

    UK NEQAS eqa scheme for ANCA and GBM antibodies.

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The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital were awarded UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 standard in May 2015. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the test database
Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation and so currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235