Sample type: Serum
Test name: Adrenal Cortex Antibody a.k.a. addisons
Special precautions & notes: Primary Addison's disease 60-88%. Antibodies to steroid producing cells (e.g. corpus luteal cells of ovary) cross react with adrenal cortex. If considering the possibility of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy as a possible cause of Addisons in males of any age, advise testing very long chain fatty acids.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Ideal volume (mL): 2 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Turnaround time: 14 days