clear search
Search Suggestions
Recent searches Clear History
Contact Us

Laboratory Testing for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
Confidence for Therapeutic Decisions

These products may not be cleared for use in your country. Please contact your sales representative for information about specific product availability.

Autoimmune-related vasculitis disorders can be life-threatening diseases involving inflammation of blood vessels. These include granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), which are associated with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA).1,2 In both diseases, life-threatening flares can occur that require immediate therapy.

Clinical and laboratory assessments are very important to provide a full picture of the disease and assist in identifying the specific type of vasculitis. The accurate diagnosis of vasculitis is crucial. Therapy is often aggressive, so ensuring the accurate diagnosis is pivotal for optimal patient outcomes.3,4  


Anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease, also known as Goodpasture’s disease, is a rare condition that causes inflammation of the capillary beds of the kidneys and lungs.5 Some patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis will also have GBM antibodies and differ in disease prognosis, depending on their anti-GBM level.2,4

Parallel testing of anti-PR3, anti-MPO, and anti-GBM is critical for differential diagnosis and rapid decisions on treatment of these commonly hospitalized patients.2  


Why choose Thermo Fisher Scientific as your partner for ANCA-associated vasculitis, Goodpasture syndrome and anti-GBM disease testing?

Best-in-class, fully automated testing for ANCA-associated vasculitis—putting the patient first.

EliA™ PR3S and EliA™ MPOS tests use innovative anchor technology to produce fully automated tests with the highest combination of specificity (98.0 % and 99.3%, respectively) and sensitivity (79.0% and 55.0%, respectively) on the market.6 Using the EliA™ ANCA-associated vasculitis portfolio enables your lab to help confidently differentiate diagnoses, and help ensure patients receive the correct treatment sooner.

Lean workflow

Patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis may have anti-GBM antibodies and the other way round, many patients with Goodpasture syndrome / anti-GBM disease may have antibodies against MPO-ANCA.4 Using EliA™ tests for these diseases enables you to benefit from the efficiencies of performing all three relevant antibody tests, from one sample, in one run, on the same fully automated Phadia™ Laboratory Systems. With the random-access functionality, you can add tests as they arrive, thus minimizing turnaround time. You can also save time and costs by utilizing the monthly calibration per method and sharing common system reagents.

Explore the full EliA portfolio.
View Portfolio
Find an instrument to run EliA tests.
View Phadia Laboratory Systems
Find helpful resources for your lab and your clients.
Visit Resource Library
  1. Bossuyt X, Rasmussen, N, van Paassen, P., Hellmich, B. et al. A multicentre study to improve clinical interpretation of proteinase-3 and myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. Rheumatology 2017;56(9):1533-1541. 
  2. Damoiseaux J, Heijnen I, Van Campenhout C, Eriksson C et al. An international study on anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) testing in daily practice. Clin Chem Lab Med 2017; aop. 
  3. Solans-Laqué R, Fraile, G, Rodriguez-Carballeira, M, Caminal, L et al. Clinical characteristics and outcome of Spanish patients with ANCA-associated vasculitides: Impact of the vasculitis type, ANCA specificity, and treatment on mortality and morbidity. Medicine 2017;96(8): e6083. 
  4. McAdoo SP, Tanna A, Hruskova Z, Holm L et al. Patients double-seropositive for ANCA and anti-GBM antibodies have varied renal survival, frequency of relapse, and outcomes compared to single-seropositive patients. Kidney Int 2017; 92(3):693–7.
  5. McAdoo SP, Pusey CD. Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2017; 12(7): 1162–1172.
  6. Thermo Fisher Scientific Internal Study, comparing EliA PR3S test and EliA MPOS test with 5 and 7 other methods, respectively. Sensitivity of EliA PR3S test calculated from 100 GPA sera; sensitivity of EliA MPOS test calculated from 80 MPA sera. Specificity of both tests calculated using 150 disease controls.