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.
< or = 0.02 nmol/L
4 days if negative; 9 days if positive
- Islet Cell Antibody
- Anti-IA2 Antibodies
Collect specimen in SST or red top tube. Centrifuge and aliquot ALL serum into a screw capped, leakproof plastic tube. Refrigerate (frozen also acceptable).
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.