Adrenal cortex antibodies
Anti-adrenal antibody results are positive in 60-70 % of patients with idiopathic Addison's disease. Antibodies against adrenal cortex are associated with primary adrenal failure in up to 50 % of patients with Addisonian adrenal insufficiency. Positive antibodies can, however, be an incidental finding or predate the development of hypoadrenalism. Anti-adrenal antibodies are also present in 28 % of patients with idiopathic hypothyroidism and 7 % of patients with Hashimoto's disease. Positive antibodies may also be associated with gonadal failure.
Raised titres in adrenocortical insufficiency due to an autoimmune disorder (Addison's Disease).
|Sample & container required||RST (rust top)|
|Sample volume||5-10 mL (1 mL serum)|
|Turnaround time||14 days|
This test is currently unaccredited due to a recent change in platform.