Islet Cell Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies (ICA)

CPT Code(s):

88346

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.)

Collection Procedure:

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Reference Values:

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

Interpretation Data:

-

Notes:

This is the same test as UF Health Pathology Laboratories' assay for Islet Cell Autoantibodies.

UFHPL Test #: 60095

Reported Notes:

-

Result:

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