Testicular Ab

Keywords: Testicular antibody

Description:

Steroid producing cell antibodies see Ovarian Ab. Adrenal Ab and Testicular Ab (below).

17-alpha hydroxylase antibodies see Ovarian Ab.

21-alpha hydroxylase antibodies see Adrenal Ab.

Specimen:

5 mL blood in plain tube.

Method:

Immunofluorescence.

Reference Interval:

Not detected.

Application:

Investigation of male infertility associated with polyglandular syndromes.

Interpretation:

Testicular antibodies may be present in patients with testicular failure associated with autoimmune adrenal failure (polyglandular syndrome).

Reference:

Falorni A et al. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. 2002.