First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer


Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called

testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of Temecula, California, a diagnosis after he struggled for three years to find an answer to his vision and balance problems.

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