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Immunology Laboratory

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Ovarian Antibodies

Autoantibodies directed against enzyme 17-alpha-hydroxylase (17-alpha-OH) give a positive ovarian staining pattern. These antibodies are found in patients with autoimmune endocrinopathies such as

  1. Ovarian failure with Addison's disease (100%)
  2. Autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes types 1 and 2 without ovarian failure but to a much lesser extent.
  3. Hypoadrenalism
  4. Insulin dependent diabetes
  5. Pernicious anaemia

Specimen requirements

Serum 1ml


Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

14 days

Laboratory method

Indirect Immunofluorescence

Reference range/units

Not applicable

Associated tests

Not applicable

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:09 October 2023