Anti GAD/IA2


Test Information

Test Name

Anti GAD/IA2

Synonyms

Islet Cell Antibody, Anti Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibodies, Insulin Autoantibodies, Islet Antigen 2 Antibodies, Diabetes Autoantibodies, Protein Tyrosine Phosphate Antibodies

Department

Immunology

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLW; Referral

Turn Around Time

3 weeks


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes


Processing Information

Registration Code

GAIA

Notes

Heparin plasma is unsuitable for GAD testing. For IA2, serum and EDTA, heparin or citrate plasma are suitable. This test replaced Islet Cell Antibodies.

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Process inhouse Immunology

- Tauranga

Process in PLW Immunology

- Whakatane

Process in PLW Immunology

- Rotorua

Hospital request process in PLW Immunology; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Taupo

Hospital request process in PLW Immunology; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Contact Information

tim.taylor@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Notes

Zinc Transporter 8 Ab / ZnT8A is part of Waikato Hospital Laboratory Anti GAD profile (Registration code Z8AB)

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