Test BackgroundIslet cell antibodies have been detected in 60-80 % of type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetics before or at the time of diagnosis. 1 to 3 years after commencing treatment, only about 20 % of patients have detectable antibody. Type II diabetics do not have islet cell antibodies.
Sample Required RST (rust top)
Sample Volume 5-10 mL (1 mL serum)
Turnaround Time 14 days