Mayo Clinic/Renal Pathology Society Consensus Report on pathologic classification, diagnosis and reporting of GN

Authors: Sethi S, Haas M, Markowitz GS, et al.

Publication: J Am Soc Nephrol 27: 1278-1287, 2016

This consensus report on classifying, diagnosing and reporting glomerulonephritis (GN) recommends grouping these cases into five types: immune-complex GN, pauci-immune GN, antiglomerular basement membrane GN, monoclonal Ig GN and C3 glomerulopathy.  Pathology reports should have a primary and a secondary diagnosis.  The primary diagnosis should include the disease entity or pathogenic type, the pattern of injury and the degree of injury.  The second diagnosis includes separate coexisting lesions.  Detailed guidelines for specific features that should be included in a complete medical renal disease report are included.