Last updated: Friday, 03, December, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
Urinalysis, urine protein; urine microscopy (fresh specimen examined for casts and dysmorphic red cells).
Electrolytes, creatinine, urea. e GFR.
Diagnosis is established by renal biopsy with IF, IH and electron microscopy.
The possibility of underlying systemic disease should be considered.
Primary renal disease
Throat swab, skin lesions - bacterial culture. Antistreptolysin O titre, antideoxyribonuclease B antibodies. C3/C4.
Glomerular basement membrane antibodies, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies.
Associated with systemic disease
Chronic infection-associated GN