Ovarian Ab

Keywords: Ovarian antibody

Specimen:

10 mL blood in plain tube.

Method:

Indirect IF.

Reference Interval:

Not detected.

Application:

Diagnosis of autoimmune ovarian dysfunction.

Interpretation:

In patients with type 1 polyglandular endocrine syndrome the presence of ovarian antibodies is correlated with ovarian failure. However ovarian antibodies are non-specific and may also be present in Addison's disease and various menstrual disorders.

Reference:

Falorni A et al. Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America. 2002.