Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

4 days if negative; 9 days if positive

MiChart Code
Islet Antigen 2 (IA-2) Antibody (Sendout)
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Islet Cell Antibody
Anti-IA2 Antibodies

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Test Usage

Clinical distinction of type 1 from type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Identification of individuals at risk of type 1 diabetes (including high-risk relatives of patients with diabetes).

Prediction of future need for insulin treatment in adult-onset diabetic patients.

Reference Range

< or = 0.02 nmol/L

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in SST or red top tube. Centrifuge and aliquot into a screw capped, leakproof plastic tube. Refrigerate (frozen also acceptable).

Red Top Tube
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.