97132:ADRENAL TOTAL AUTOANTIBODIES

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97132:ADRENAL TOTAL AUTOANTIBODIES
Methodology: Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Edit Date: 1/23/2009
Performed: Wednesday
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.
Transport: Refrigerated.
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.