Specimen Requirements

Title

INSULIN ANTIBODIES

Specimen Requirement

1-SST/0.5mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 24 hours, Refrigerated 7 days, Frozen 2 months

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

4-7 days Performed Tues, Wed, Fri

Clinical Use

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 cased of type 1 DM.

Test Code

INABW