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Nephrotic syndrome

This section deals with the clinical condition nephrotic syndrome, listing the relevant immunological tests, together with a short explanation of their use.

Relevant immunological tests: Serum Immunoglobulins IgG, IgA, IgM, electrophoresis

Serum immunoglobulins may be low in poorly selective proteinuric forms of nephrotic syndrome (focal glomerulonephritis).

ATG monitoring: Patients receiving ATG therapy have T cell numbers (% and absolute counts) monitored daily. For the result to be available by noon, it is essential that the sample is received in the laboratory no later than 10:30am.


(Last updated October 9th 2014)