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Immunology Laboratory

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Adrenal Antibodies

Autoantibodies directed at the adrenal cortex to the autoantigens 21-hydroxylase and 17 alpha hydroxylase can be seen in 70% of patients with idiopathic or primary Addison's disease. They can also form part of the autoantibody spectrum seen in autoimmune polyendrocrinopathies.

Specimen requirements

Serum 1ml


Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

14 days

Laboratory method

Indirect Immunofluorescence

Reference range/units

Not Applicable - reported as Negative or Positive

Associated tests

All Positive results have a full autoantibody screen carried out to rule out the presence of a mitochondrial antibody

Sample stability

2 months at 2-8ÂșC

Shipping and storage

UK and Ireland

Ambient temperature and first class post. Hays DX users please enquire via email below.


Ambient temperature if courier will deliver within 72 hours otherwise consider refrigerated transport. Freezing is not a requirement.

Ensure delivery Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:30.

Further information and contact details

For further information, email

Last reviewed:06 October 2023