Insulin antibodies can be a cause of resistance to insulin and are highly specific.
Differential diagnosis of type II diabetes mellitus (DM) and LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults)
|Sample & container required||RST (rust top)|
|Sample volume||5-10 mL (1 mL serum)|
|Turnaround time||28 days|
Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Protein Reference Unit in Sheffield.