Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Phospholipase A2 Receptor (PLA2R) Antibodies

Test Name: Phospholipase A2 Receptor (PLA2R) Antibodies
Alternate Name(s): Anti-PLA2R
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube. EDTA, heparin or citrate plasma are also acceptable.

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Red or Gold top Microtainer
2-10 years: 2 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Pre-approval by Biochemist on-call is required.

Minimum volume of serum is 0.5 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
14 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: Negative <14 RU/mL
Borderline 14 - 19 RU/mL
Positive >19 RU/mL
Effective Date: 2020-06-02
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Anti-PLA2R antibodies can be detected in the serum of up to 70-80% of patients with primary membranous nephropathy.
Special Processing:  
Comments: This test is available exclusively to SJHC/LHSC nephrologists.
Method of Analysis: ELISA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and send frozen.

Stability:
Refrigerated: 14 days
Ambient: unacceptable
System Codes: 
Cerner
IMMX
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories Inc.

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