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Steroid cell antibody

This is an important test that is used to aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune adrenal conditions such as Addisons disease

Venous blood
1 tests included
4 days turnaround

£120.00

£99.00

About Steroid cell antibody

What is a steroid cell antibody?

Anti-steroid cell antibodies are autoantibodies which target steroid-producing cells in the adrenal glands. 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.

Anti-steroid cell antibodies 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.

Anti-steroid antibodies are commonly associated with Addison’s disease.  

Why take the test?

This test screens for anti-steroid cell autoantibodies in the blood. It is typically used to aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune adrenal conditions such as Addison’s disease.

 

What's tested

Steroid Cell Antibody

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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