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Adrenal Cortex Antibodies Blood Test
Adrenal Cortex Antibodies Blood Test
Adrenal Cortex Antibodies Blood Test
Adrenal Cortex Antibodies Blood Test

Adrenal Cortex Antibodies Blood Test

Adrenal cortex antibodies destroy adrenal tissue, interfering with hormone production. This test looks for adrenal cortex antibodies in your blood which can indicate autoimmune adrenal insufficiency.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 5 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity (1 Biomarker)

Our Adrenal Cortex Antibody test is generally used to diagnose autoimmune adrenal insufficiency. Adrenal Cortex Antibodies destroy adrenal tissue, interfering with hormone production, by damaging various adrenal proteins, particularly the 21-hydroxy enzymes. This prevents the adrenal glands from functioning properly, meaning that they produce reduced amounts of steroid hormones, such as cortisol and aldosterone.

As a result, those with adrenal insufficiency may experience chronic fatigue, weight loss, and dehydration. Although Addison’s disease is the main cause for adrenal insufficiency, it can be caused by other illnesses such as amyloidosis or infection. This test is for those who have been experiencing symptoms such as chronic fatigue and weight loss with seemingly no explanation and want to investigate further. 

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.