Skip to main content

Please note that this is a beta version of our website. Should you encounter any bugs, glitches, lack of functionality or other problems on the website, please let us know immediately so we can rectify these accordingly. Your help in this regard is greatly appreciated! You can email us.

Login to North West London Pathology – consumables service

If you need a new account or you have a query about your order, please telephone the pathology call centre on 0203 313 5353.

If you have forgotten your password you can reset this yourself. Please click here if you have forgotten your password.

Results Line and Enquiries

0203 313 5353

Insulin antibodies

Category Immunology
Test background

Insulin antibodies can be a cause of resistance to insulin and are highly specific.

Clinicial Indications

Differential diagnosis of type II diabetes mellitus (DM) and LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults)
Screening of first degree relatives for risk of developing insulin-dependent DM (IDDM)
May also be used to determine the risk of IDDM in gestational diabetes

Reference range

Negative

Sample & container required RST (rust top)
Sample volume 5-10 mL (1 mL serum)
Turnaround time 28 days
Notes

Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Protein Reference Unit in Sheffield.