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Heat Shock Protein Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, Contact Chemistry/Immunology Resident at x3-1438.
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by CO via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Western Blot
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Sample type Serum
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 2/20/2014 3:06:56 PM
Entry Number 433
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