Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD65) Antibody is useful to diagnose insulin dependent diabetes mellitus [Type I diabetes (autoimmune mediated diabetes)] to assess risk for development of Type I diabetes, to predict onset of Type I diabetes, and risk of development of related endocrine disorders, e.g., thyroiditis. Before clinical onset, Type I diabetes is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the islet cells, and by circulating autoantibodies against a variety of islet cell antigens, including GAD-65, IA-2 (a tyrosine phosphatase-like protein), and insulin (IAA).
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Transport Temperature: Room temperature Assay Category: FDA Approved/Modified