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Zinc Transporter 8 Antibody Blood Test

The Zinc Transporter 8 Antibody Blood Test is useful to diagnose autoimmune type 1 diabetes.


Test Code: 93022

Also Known As: ZnT8

Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (ELISA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 10-12 Days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA) is a type of diabetes type 1 that develops in adulthood.  Typically, it will progress more slowly and therefore is sometimes misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes.  

Symptoms of latent autoimmune diabetes are similar to what one would experience with other types of diabetes:

  • excessive thirst and drinking
  • excessive urination
  • blurred vision

This test will measure diabetes-related autoantibodies.  Although these autoantibodies do not induce type 1 diabetes, they do serve as indicators of the body's immune response against its own cells that generate insulin.  

 

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