An Adrenal Cortex Antibody test is generally used to diagnose autoimmune adrenal insufficiency.
Adrenal Cortex Antibodies destroy adrenal tissue, interfering with hormone production, by damaging various adrenal proteins, particularly the 21-hydroxy enzymes.
21-hydroxy or 21-OH antibodies are considered more sensitive indicators of autoimmune adrenal insufficiency.
In addition to Adrenal Cortex Antibodies both ACA and 21-OH antibodies to evaluate patients for adrenal insufficiency.
We will send you your Adrenal Cortex Antibodies blood and test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Adrenal Cortex Antibodies test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.