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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


Test Performed by: IMMCO Diagnostics, Inc.

                             640 Ellicott Stree

                             3rd Floor

                             Buffalo, NY 14203

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)