Measurement of serum IgA and C3 may predict the diagnosis of patients with IgA nephropathy prior to renal biopsy.

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The levels of serum IgA and C3 in patients with IgA nephropathy were determined using international standard serum (IFCC/CRM470) in a multicenter trial in Japan. The ratio of serum IgA to C3 (serum IgA/C3 ratio) without any information from renal biopsy was used for the diagnosis of IgA nephropathy. Three hundred and six patients with IgA nephropathy and… (More)

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