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Methodology:Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Edit Date:1/23/2009
Released:1-8 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories' reference lab.
CPT Code:86255-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling:Centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability:48 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume:200 µL serum.
Comments:Evaluate adrenal insufficiency and Addison's disease. Serum antibodies to adrenal cortical cells are seen in 40-70% of patients with idiopathic Addison's disease, 7-18% of patients with tuberculous Addison's disease and in 1% of normal subjects.