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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

INSULIN ANTIBODY

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

INAB

Synonyms:

Insulin Antibodies, Serum; Anti-Insulin; Human Insulin; INAB; Insulin Ab

CPT Codes:

86337 – Insulin antibodies

Test Includes:

Antibodies to human insulin are tested routinely.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Esoterix, Inc. (Test# 500225)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

3 – 7 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Red top (plain, no gel) tube,

Draw Volume:

1.5 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) blood

Note: Collection of the minimum amount does not allow for repeat analysis.

Processed Volume:

0.5 mL (Minimum: 0.2 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

<5.0 ľU/mL Insulin Binding Capacity = Negative

>=5.0 ľU/mL Insulin Binding Capacity = Positive

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

References:

Esoterix, Inc. July 2013

Changes:

11/18/03: This testing moved from Mayo Medical Laboratories to Esoterix, Inc. Units have changed from % binding of labeled human insulin to ľU/mL Insulin Binding Capacity.



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