Islet cell antibodies

Test investigation

Islet cell antibodies

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Units

N/A

Also known as/Frequency of test

PICA. ICA, Pancreatic islet cell antibodies

Indications

Present in 90% of patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) at presentation. ICA can also be used in family studies for IDDM prediction.

Sample type

Serum

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

2 weeks

Reference intervals

Negative