Imperial Collage Healthcare

Insulin antibodies

Test Background
Insulin antibodies can be a cause of resistance to insulin and are highly specific.

Clinical Indications

  • Differential diagnosis of type II diabetes mellitus (DM) and LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults)
  • Screening of first degree relatives for risk of developing insulin-dependent DM (IDDM)
  • May also be used to determine the risk of IDDM in gestational diabetes

Reference Range


Sample Required
RST (rust top)

Sample Volume
5-10 mL (1 mL serum)

Turnaround Time
28 days

Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Protein Reference Unit in Sheffield.

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