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ID:410 Insulin Autoantibodies (IAA)
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DescriptionDiabetics may develop antibodies against insulin during chronic insulin treatment.
IndicationDifferential diagnosis of hypoglycaemia, Insulin resistance
Additional InfoThis is a referred assay
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationInsulin autoantibodies may be seen in the following: IDDM prior to treatment (IAA are sometimes considered of little value because they are only found in up to 40% of new onset diabetics); autoimmune polyendocrinopathies; and following exogenous insulin for determining the cause of insulin resistance.

DepartmentClinical Immunology
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection Conditions
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.referred to external laboratory

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notesnegative/positive
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Not Available -
IP Routine TAT28 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT28 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : AM. Review due on 14/09/2018 14:29:51. Published By AM on 14/09/2017 14:29:51.