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Adrenal antibody

General information

The results are positive in 60-70% of patients with idiopathic Addison's disease.

Anti-adrenal antibodies are also present in 28% of patients with idiopathic hypothyroidism and 7% patients with Hashimoto's Disease.

Specimen transport: At room temperature

Repeat frequency: At significant change of clinical symptoms

Special precautions: None

Laboratory information

Normal reference range: Neg

Volume and sample type: 7ml clotted blood

Method: Immunofloresence

Turnaround time (calendar days from sample receipt to authorised result): Median - 6

Clinical information

Indications for the test:

  • Addison's Disease with associated other organ-specific autoimmune conditions.
  • Patients with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis with endocrinopathy.

Factors affecting the test: None


ICE reference: Adrenal Cortex Antibodies


(Last updated August 22nd 2018)