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Table 1 Results of ovarian antibody tests in women with premature ovarian failure (POF) and control women (CTRL) matched for age and parity.

From: Ovarian antibodies as detected by indirect immunofluorescence are unreliable in the diagnosis of autoimmune premature ovarian failure: a controlled evaluation

  Commerciala NIHb NIH Revised Methodc
Sample POF CTRL POF CTRL POF CTRL
1 1+ - 1+ 1+ + -
2 - - - 1+ - -
3 1+ 1+ 1+ 1+ + +
4 - - - 1+ - +
5 - 1+ - 2+ - +
6 - - - - - +
7 - 2+ 1+ 3+ + -
8 1+ - 1+ - + +
9 1+ - 2+ - + -
10 1+ - - - + -
11 1+ - 3+ - + +
12 - 1+ - - - -
13 - - - - - +
14 - 1+ - 1+ + -
15 1+ 1+ 1+ 2+ - -
16 - 1+ - - - +
17 - - - - - -
18 1+ - 1+ 2+ + +
19 1+ - 1+ - + -
20 - - - - - +
21 - 1+ - - - -
22 1+ - 1+ 1+ + -
23 1+ - - - - -
24 - - - - + -
25 2+ - 3+ - + +
26 1+ - 1+ - + -
Total (+) 13 8 12 10 14 11
  1. aResults by commercial laboratory bResults by our laboratory using the commercial method cResults by our laboratory with outcome measure as simply positive (+) or negative (-)