Steroidal Autoantibody Panel (Adrenocortical/Ovarian/Testicular/Placental Autoantibodies)

Methodology: 
Indirect immunofluorescence
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Reported: 
1 - 7 business days
Use: 
  • Diagnosis of Autoimmune Gonadal Failure: The presence of ovarian, Leydig cell testicular and/or placental autoantibodies in women of reproductive age with gonadal failure or in men with gonadal failure indicates that the gonadal failure is of autoimmune origin.
  • Prediction of Autoimmune Gonadal Failure: The detection of ovarian, Leydig cell testicular and/or placental autoantibodies in women of reproductive age or men places the subject at increased risk for the development of autoimmune gonadal failure.
Specimen Requirements: 

Collect blood in a 1- 5 mL serum separator tube. Centrifuge, separate and transfer the serum to a plastic vial. Ship specimens with a frozen cold pack for overnight delivery.

Stability (collection to shipping of the sample):
  • Ambient: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 24 hours
  • Frozen: 1 year (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.)
Reference Values: 
Negative
CPT Code (s): 
  • 88346
  • 88350 (x 3)
Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 60130

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