GAD (glutamic acid decarboxylase) antibodies
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.
Type 1 autoimmune diabetes Stiff person syndrome
|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.