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Anti GBM Antibody Test

Anti GBM Antibody Test

also known as: Quest test code 257X , Glomerular basement membrane antibody IgG

The Anti-GBM-Antibody is also known as the Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane test. This test lets your health care provider identify diseases that distress the kidneys and lungs, recognized as anti-GBM diseases. Below are the warning signs of both anti-GBM glomerulonephritis:

  • Anemia caused by bleeding
  • Biliousness and spewing
  • Breathing failure
  • Chest pain
  • Chills and illness
  • Coughing up blood
  • Exhaustion
  • Kidney letdown
  • Weight loss
It is an uncommon autoimmune ailment in which mingling antibodies are rapt against an antigen generally existing in the GBM and alveolar basement membrane. There are operational treatments for these sicknesses, but if patients have far-reaching kidney or lung mutilation, they may require receiving treatment ad infinitum.

Patients need not make any particular preparations before going for an anti-GBM test. Although it is suggested that patient should wear either a no or a short-sleeved shirt. Wearing a shirt with full-sleeves those are with no trouble be rolled-up is also fine. There is no need to disturb you diet routine before this test. You can normally eat and drink. Though, if the blood taken is also to be used for further different tests, the doctor will inform you before. In that case only you need to fast for few hours. Always follow the particular instructions given to you before an anti-GBM test.

Anti-GBM diseases cause redness of the blood vessels in the kidneys and lungs. It inclines to upset men more than women. It also commonly marked in people in their 20s and those in their 60s and 70s. The test detects it.

The anti-GBM test merely necessitates a blood sample. To pull blood, doctor will wrap a flexible band round patient’s upper arm. This will discontinue blood flow. Thus, making veins in arm observable. Looking the veins makes it easy to inject a needle. After finding a vein, an alcohol pad is used to clean the skin.

A needle is then injected through the part of rinsed skin into to your vein; specifically in the one that can be seen from the skin. The blood is dragged out from the needle by a nozzle, saved in a vessel and sealed with your name. A tube attached to the end of the needle will collect the blood. After collecting sufficient blood, doctor will eliminate the elastic band from your arm. After confiscating the needle, they’ll place cotton or gauze on the vaccination site and locked it with a bandage.

Specimen
serum
Volume
1ml
Container
3.5ml gold top
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Anti GBM Antibody
UNISEX
All age groups
>100kU/l
Rs1000- Rs3000

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What is Anti GBM Antibody Test?
Preparation for Anti GBM Antibody Test
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