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GAD (glutamic acid decarboxylase) antibodies

Category Immunology
Test background

GAD65 antibodies are found in patients with type 1 autoimmune diabetes. Antibodies to GAD65 are also found in ~60 % of patients with stiff person syndrome.

Clinicial Indications

Type 1 autoimmune diabetes Stiff person syndrome

Reference range

<5.0 AU/mL

Sample & container required RST (rust top), Gel SST (Yellow Top) CSF
Sample volume 5-10 mL (1 mL serum)
Turnaround time 21 days

The laboratory is not accredited for testing CSF samples for this test.