HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 70 (68 kDa), IgG BY WESTERN BLOT
Inner Ear Antigen - Inner Ear Heat Shock Protein - Inner Ear Antibody
The presence of HSP70 IgG antibodies may be useful in predicting corticosteroid responsiveness in a subset of patients with autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) characterized by idiopathic rapidly progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). HSP70 IgG antibodies are also associated with a number of autoimmune diseases and have also been reported in apparently healthy individuals. A negative result does not rule out response to treatment or to a diagnosis of AIED.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one serum separator or plain red top tube
Do not use anticoagulants or preservatives.
Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, specimens with large clots present or bacterial growth, specimens collected with anticoagulants or preservatives
Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:13 AM