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Adrenal cortex antibodies

An important test to diagnose Addison’s disease.

Venous blood
1 tests included
5 days turnaround

£89.00

£69.00

About Adrenal cortex antibodies

What are adrenal cortex antibodies?

Antibodies are proteins typically produced by the immune system to target and protect against harmful entities. In rare cases the immune system can malfunction, producing antibodies which target and attack the body’s own cells. Disorders caused by this process are called autoimmune diseases and can be potentially life-threatening. Adrenal cortex antibodies are antibodies which target and attack the adrenal glands, which are essential for producing and maintaining balance of hormones cortisol and aldosterone. Damage to the adrenal glands can result in a variety of symptoms associated with hormone imbalance.

Addison’s disease is the name of the autoimmune condition caused by adrenal cortex antibodies.

Why take the test?

This test checks for the presence and strength of adrenal cortex antibodies. It is used to diagnose Addison’s disease.

What's tested

Adrenal Function

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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