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ID:145 Ovarian antibodies
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DescriptionAutoantibodies to ovary (theca interna/granulosa) are detected with multiblock slides that also have adrenal and testis tissues as they form part of the group of steroid producing cell antibodies.
IndicationPresent in patients with either isolated primary ovarian failure or associated with other autoimmune endocrinopathies eg Hypoadrenalism, Insulin dependent diabetes, Pernicious anaemia.
Additional InfoPatients may also be positive for adrenal antibodies (due to cross-reactive steroid cell antibodies) and for thyroid antibodies.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationFound in 15-50% of patients with premature ovarian failure.

DepartmentClinical Immunology
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol2 mL
Freq.Weekdays

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesQualitative - pos/neg
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 14/09/2018 14:31:55. Published By BD on 14/09/2017 14:31:55.