Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibody, CSF

Abbrev Code:GAD65C   
Order Code:LAB5839Order Name:Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase, CSF
Synonyms:GAD65; 65K Antibody; Beta Cell Antibody
Methodology:Immunoprecipitation assay
CPT Codes: 86341 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-6 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic. This test has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Sterile tube
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis, lipemia or icterus

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge if RBC present. Aliquot 1 mL into standard transport tube. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:72 hours at room temperature; 28 days refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo)
Referral Lab number:GD65C


Reference Range:0.02 nmol/L or less
Use:Possible use in evaluating patients with stiff-man syndrome, autoimmune cerebellitis and other acquired central nervous system disorders affecting gabaminergic neurotransmission.

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