Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase GAD65 Antibody

GAD65


Test Code: 143008
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase GAD65 Antibody

Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD65) Antibody test looks for a type of autoimmune antibody typically associated with diabetes.  Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase is an enzyme which plays a role in nervous system function.  Certain autoimmune disorders can cause the production of GAD autoantibodies which attack cells in the pancreas responsible for the production of insulin.  The inability to properly produce insulin can lead to the development of diabetes.  A GAD antibody test can help determine which type of diabetes a person has.  In most cases, a person with Type 1 Diabetes will show elevated GAD antibody levels.     

A GAD antibody test is typically ordered to aid in diagnosing a person with diabetes and determining which type they have.  It can also be used to monitor the treatment of diabetes.

This test is also included as part of the Insulin Diabetes Antibodies Test.

Turnaround for the GAD65 test is typically 2-3 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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