Insulin Autoantibody (DO NOT USE)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description: This test may be performed if you have, or are at risk for, Type 1 Diabetes. Combined with family history, HLA-typing, and other autoantibodies, including GD65S/81596 Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD65) Antibody Assay, Serum and islet cell antigen 2 (IA-2) antibodies this test is useful in predicting the future development of type 1 diabetes in asymptomatic children, adolescents, and young adults.

It can also provide a differential diagnosis of type 1 versus type 2 diabetes

Methodology: Radiobinding Assay (RBA)

Alternative Name(s): Islet Cell Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies, ICA, Insulin Autoantibodies, IAA, Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Autoantibodies, GADA, Insulinoma-Associated-2 Autoantibodies, and IA-2A

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.