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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Ovarian Antibodies

Ovarian Antibodies

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TestOvarian Antibodies
Common AbbreviationsOVA
Clinical IndicationAutoantibodies to ovary (theca interna/granulosa) are detected with multiblock slides that also have adrenal and testis tissues as they form part of the group of steroid producing cell antibodies. Present in patients with either isolated primary ovarian failure or associated with other autoimmune endocrinopathies eg Hypoadrenalism, Insulin dependent diabetes, Pernicious anaemia.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume2 mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time3 weeks
LaboratoryClinical Immunology Old Medical School Leeds General Infirmary Thoresby Place Leeds LS2 9JT
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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