68kD (hsp-70) Antibodies
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.
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)
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by IMMCO. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Test Performed By: IMMCO Diagnostics, Inc.
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