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Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD) Autoantibody Blood Test

A GAD Autoantibody Blood Test is useful to diagnose insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

Sample Report

Test Code: 143008

Also Known As: Glutamic Acid Antibody

Methodology: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Preparation: Stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection.

Test Results: 4-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Sample Report

Test Code: 34878

Also Known As: Glutamic Acid Antibody

Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Preparation: Stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection.

Test Results: 8 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

This antibody is useful to diagnose insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. This test may also be helpful when trying to assess risk for development of Type I diabetes, to predict the onset of Type I diabetes, and risk of development of related endocrine disorders, and thyroiditis.

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