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Test Code PLA2R Ab Phospholipase A2 Receptor Antibody

Clinical System Name

Phospholipase A2 Receptor Antibody

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Red

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL



Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Hemolyzed, hyperlipemic, icteric, heat-treated or contaminated

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location: Store the aliquot in the CPA refrigerator, Send Outs rack.


Off-site collection: Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic aliquot tube (Min: 0.2 mL).


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp 48 h
  Refrigerated 2 w
  Frozen 1 y



STAT Performed TAT
  W 1 - 8 d


Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221


Phone Number: (800) 522-2787


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

A positive result (1:10 or greater) for phospholipase A2 receptor antibody, IgG, in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings, supports a diagnosis of primary membranous glomerulonephritis (pMGN).


Method: Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Analytical Volume: 0.2 mL


CPT Codes


If Reflexed, Add 86256

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Phospholipase A2 Receptor (PLA2R) Antibody, IgG with Reflex to Titer
Reference Test Number: 2011828
Instructions: Send out Monday - Friday with the ARUP courier.