The glomerulonephritis sample collection consists of DNA samples from Caucasian participants recruited from renal units throughout the UK with one of five glomerular diseases – IgA nephropathy (IgAN), membranous nephropathy (MGN), focal necrotising glomerulonephritis (FNGN), lupus nephropathy and minimal change nephritic syndrome (MCNS). Trios with Iga nephropathy, control samples and samples from relatives were also collected. Participants were aged 18 years or above.

The samples were collected under the leadership of Professor Andy Rees, Transvir, Medical University of Vienna, for the National DNA Bank for Glomerulonephritis.

Collection commenced: April 2001 (completed December 2006)

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