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Inner Ear 68KD Antibody

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Immunology

Test ID/Workstation :
68KDA CLEVE
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Red top (no anticoagulant)
Collection Volume:
1.5 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen rejection: plasma, urine, heat inactivated and contaminated specimens.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Sent to reference laboratory
Methodology:
Immunoblot (IB), Qualitative
Special Instructions:
This test is not recommended for evaluation of general hearing loss. The presence of HSP70 IgG antibodies may be useful in predicting corticosteroid responsiveness in a subset of patient's with autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED)characterized by idiopathic rapidly progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). HSP70 IgG antibodies are also associated with a number of autoimmune diseases and have been reported in apparently healthy individuals. A negative result does not rule out response to treatment or diagnosis of AIED.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
2-9 days
Additional Info:
Reference range: Negative
CPT Code:
83516
Synonyms:
HSP-70 Antibody