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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: INAA
Clinical Information:
Test Indications: This sensitive test is useful for detecting low levels of antibodies present in pre-diabetic and newly diagnosed diabetic patients. It predicts future development of type 1 diabetes in asymptomatic children, adolescents and young adults when used in conjunction with family history, HLA-typing, and other antibodies, including GAD65 and Islet cell antigen antibodies (IA-2). The test is also useful in the differential diagnosis of type 1 versus type 2 diabetes.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Serum: 1.5 mL
Pediatric Serum: 1.0 mL

Stability 28 days refrigerated or frozen
Reference Values:
< or = 0.02 nmol/L, all ages
Within 2 Weeks
Orderable by physicians specializing in endocrinology -authorized physicians only.
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More Information:
Store and ship specimens frozen in a plastic vial to HSC Clinical Chemistry - MS5.
Specimen is referred to Mayo Medical Laboratories for analysis. 
Test ID: INAB (86337)