HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 70 (68 kDa) IgG BY WB

Mnemonic

<b><span style='color:red'><u>HSP70</span></u></b>

Synonym

68KD (Heat Shock Protein) (Heat Shock Protein 70 (68 kDa), IgG by Western blot), Anticochlear (Heat Shock Protein 70 (68 kDa), IgG by Western blot), HSP 70 Ab (Heat Shock Protein 70 (68 kDa), IgG by Western blot), Inner Ear Antibody (Heat Shock Protein 70

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum separator tube or plain red

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria

Specimens collected with anticoagulants or preservatives. Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. Specimens with large clots or bacterial growth present.

Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Testing Information

Note

Western blot assay for HSP70 (68 kDa), IgG antibody may be utilized in predicting corticosteroid responsiveness in patients with idiopathic rapidly progressive sensorineural hearing loss. Indeterminate results should be repeated using a fresh specimen collected after 10-14 days. Other autoimmune diseases may also produce positive results.

Performed

Thursday

Method

Qualitative Western Blot

Referral Lab

ARUP (97338 )

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

84182

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:13 AM