Imperial Collage Healthcare

Tyrosine Phosphatase/ Insulinoma-associated Antigen 2 (Anti-IA2 ELISA)

Test Background
Insulinoma-associated antigen 2 (IA2) -  detected in 50-70% of children and 30-50% adults with a newly apparent diabetes mellitus type 1, levels decline with increasing age.
In persons without diabetes, they have a high predictive value for the individual risk of type 1 diabetes. IA2 antibodies are most frequent in patients with HLA DR4/HLA DQ8 genotype.

Clinical Indications
Suspected type 1 diabetes (T1D)

Reference Range
The normal range for this assay is <10 IU/ml

Sample Required
Serum sample

Sample Container
Rust top whole blood tube

Sample Collection
whole blood

Sample Volume
5-10 mL (1 mL serum)

Transported at room temperature. Once serum has been extracted, sample is stored at 4-6oC

Turnaround Time
14 days


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