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ID:4 Adrenal Cortex Antibodies
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DescriptionAntibodies to adrenal cortex are present in up to 80% patients with primary Addison's disease at diagnosis but the frequency of positive antibodies decreases with time. Detected with multiblock slides that also have ovary and testis tissues.
IndicationInvestigation into aetiology of Addison's disease.
Additional InfoAlso found in patients with Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type I (APECED) and Type II that have Addison's disease.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationPositive antibodies suggestive of autoimmune cause of Addison's disease.

Ref. Range (Male)negative/positive
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notesnegative/positive
Units - Not Defined -

IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
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Originally edited by : BD. Last edited on 14/09/2018 14:14:12. Published By BD on 14/09/2017 14:14:12.