INSULIN ANTIBODIES

Components
Not recommended in routine evaluation or management of diabetes mellitus. Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibody (GADAB) and IA-2 Antibody (IA2Q) recommended for initial screening of suspected cases of type 1 DM.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a red-top. Centrifuge, separate and send 0.5 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: SST

Methodology
Quantitative Radioimmunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
<0.4 Kronus Units/mL

Performed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4-7 days
Test CodeINSAB
CPT-4 Code (s)
86337
LOINC Codes
8074-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory