Description: Evaluate for adrenal insufficiency and Addison disease. Serum antibodies to adrenal cortical cells, usually of all three zones, are seen in 60% of patients with idiopathic Addison disease. They are present in only 5% to 17% of patients with tuberculous, fungal, or metastatic destruction of the adrenals, and in 38% of unclassified cases. Antiadrenal antibodies are also present in such apparently unrelated processes as idiopathic hypoparathyroidism (28% of cases) and Hashimoto disease (7%).
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Antiadrenal Antibodies, Quantitative
This test is also known as:
Adrenal Antibodies, Serum
Antiadrenal Cortex Antibodies
Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.