Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Qualitative test - Positive or Negative
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results
Antibodies to inner ear antigen (68kD) occur in approximately 70% of patients with autoimmune hearing loss. The antibody tests to this 68kD antigen parallel with disease activity. In addition, a majority of patients positive for antibodies to 68kD are responsive to corticosteroid treatment. (Hirose et al. The Laryngoscope 109:1769 - 1999)
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Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.
This test has been developed and performance parameters have been validated by IMMCO Diagnostics, Inc. This test has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, US FDA approval is not required for clinical use. It is not intended that clinical diagnosis and patient management decisions be made using these results alone.
This test has been validated using serum samples. The manufacturer has not determined the efficacy of this test when performed on CSF, plasma, joint or pleural fluid specimens. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by IMMCO Diagnostics Inc.
CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.
CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.
||Test Order Name
Order LOINC Value
||68kD (hsp-70) antibodies
||Test Result Name
Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
||68kD (hsp-70) antibodies
Test Setup Resources
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.
SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.
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SI Abnormal Reports