Adrenal Cortex Antibody

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

Discipline: Immunology

Turnaround time: 14 days