Testicular antibodies - serum

Last updated: Tuesday, 30, March, 2004

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

17-alpha hydroxylase antibodies see Ovarian antibodies.

21-alpha hydroxylase antibodies see Adrenal antibodies.

Item Process
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.