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Beaumont Laboratory

Islet Cell Antibody, IgG

ARUP #50138, EPIC: LAB6077, SOFT: XICA

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum, refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.15 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Hemolyzed specimens.
  • Severely lipemic specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 year

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Results available in 2-4 days.

Reference Range

Less than 1:4 - No antibody detected.

Test Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody.

Interpretation

Islet cell antibodies have been associated with "autoimmune" endocrine disorders and insulin dependent diabetes. This disorder is characterized by the presence of antibodies in patients that may be detected years before the onset of the clinical symptoms.

To calculate JDF units: Multiply the titer x 5 (1:8 8 x 5 = 40 JDF Units).

Clinical Utility

This assay is used to aid in the diagnosis of "autoimmune" endocrine disorders and insulin dependent diabetes.

CPT Code

86341.

Test Codes

ARUP #50138, EPIC: LAB6077, SOFT: XICA

Last Updated

10/13/2016

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