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Heat Shock Protein Antibody
|Approval req'd?||Yes, Contact Chemistry/Immunology Resident at x3-1438.|
|Performed by||CO via Quest|
|Container type||Gold top|
|Amount to Collect||4 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||2 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||1 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Refrigerate serum, send in plastic tube, order #11918. This test is referred by Quest to IMMCO, Buffalo,NY|
|Normal range||Not present|
|Synonyms||anti-68 KD antibodies; HSP-70; anti-HSP|
|Additional information||This test, which has been used in the diagnosis of hearing loss, is not offered by the UCSF Clinical Laboratories due to the poor sensitivity of this assay.
References: Does the serological testing really play a role in the diagnosis immune-mediated inner ear disease? Garcia Berrocal JR, Ramirez-Camacho R, Vargas JA, Millan I. Acta Otolaryngol. 2002 Apr;122(3):243-8; and Validity of the Western blot immunoassay for heat shock protein-70 in associated and isolated immunorelated inner ear disease.Garcia Berrocal JR, Ramirez-Camacho R, Arellano B, Vargas JA. Laryngoscope. 2002 Feb;112(2):304-9.
|Last Updated||8/16/2011 10:41:53 AM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667