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Ovary antibodies

General information

Autoantibodies to the ovary may interfere with fertility by masking functional proteins on the cell surface of ovarian cells or interfering with intracellular protein functions.

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: Immunofluorescence

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

Clinical information

Indications for the test: Suspected premature ovarian failure (15-50% of patients have positive antibodies)

Factors affecting the test: Patients may also have adrenal and thyroid antibodies


ICE reference: Ovary Antibodies


(Last updated August 22nd 2018)