Adrenal Cortex Antibodies
Antibodies to adrenal cortex are present in up to 80% patients with primary Addison's disease at diagnosis but the frequency of positive antibodies decreases with time. Detected by indirect immunofluorescence with multiblock slides that also have ovary and testis tissues. Positive antibodies are suggestive of an autoimmune cause of Addison's disease.
|Also found in patients with Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes (APGS) (Type I (APECED) and Type II that have Addison's disease).
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|Ref. Range Notes
|Qualitative - negative/positive
|IP Routine TAT
|GP Routine TAT