Islet Cell Autoantibodies

Methodology: 
Indirect Immunofluorescence
Performed: 
Weekly
Reported: 
1 - 7 business days
Use: 
  • Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes:The presence of islet cell cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ICA) in patients with diabetes mellitus indicates the presence of autoimmune, type 1 diabetes.
  • Predection of Type 1 Diabetes:The presence of islet cell cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ICA) in an asymptomatic individual places the subject at increased risk for the developmet of type 1 diabetes.
Specimen Requirements: 

Collect blood in a 1- 5 mL serum separator tube. Centrifuge, separate and transfer the serum to a plastic vial. Ship specimens with a frozen cold pack for overnight delivery.

Stability (collection to shipping of the sample):
  • Ambient: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 24 hours
  • Frozen: 1 year (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.)
Reference Values: 

Negative (< 5 JDF) (quantitative results reported in JDF units)

CPT Code (s): 

88347

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