F68KD - Clinical: 68kD (hsp-70)

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Test ID: F68KD    
68kD (hsp-70)

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Qualitative test – Positive or Negative

 

Interpretation Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Antibodies to inner ear antigen (68kD) occur in approximately 70% of patients with autoimmune hearing loss. The antibody tests to this 68kD antigen parallel with disease activity. In addition, a majority of patients positive for antibodies to 68kd are responsive to corticosteroid treatment. (Hirose et al: The Laryngoscope 109:1769 – 1999)