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Blood Test Information

Islet Cell Antibodies (anti-GAD, anti-IA-2, antiZnT8)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Special instructions
Time limit for add on= fresh sample required

Minimum retesting interval
Test should not be repeated within 56 days
Sent away to Exeter Clinical Laboratory

Turnaround Time
14 days

Department: Immunology

Clinical Application
Present in up to 90% of newly diagnosed patients with type I diabetes but less than 1% in GCK, HNF4A MODY. Anti-GAD also associated with the stiff-person syndrome.


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