Autoimmunity Highlights

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 67–78

The immunofluorescence techniques in the diagnosis of endocrine autoimmune diseases

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s13317-012-0034-3

Cite this article as:
Betterle, C. & Zanchetta, R. Autoimmun Highlights (2012) 3: 67. doi:10.1007/s13317-012-0034-3


In the study of autoimmune diseases, the laboratory plays a very important role. We describe the immunofluorescence techniques (direct, indirect, complement-fixing, double) for determining the presence of autoantibodies and their role in the autoimmune endocrine diseases.


Immunofluorescence techniques Autoimmune diseases Thyroid Gastric Adrenal Parathyroid Gonadal Pancreatic Pituitary 

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© Springer-Verlag 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine (DIMED)University of Padua Medical SchoolPaduaItaly

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