Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Anti Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase

Test Name: Anti Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase
Alternate Name(s): AGAD
Anti GAD,Serum
Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibodies
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Red 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Red top
Collection Information: Minimum serum volume required for testing is 1 mL.

Separate serum immediately and freeze.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
15 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: < 5 IU/mL
Effective Date: 2010-06-01
Revised Date: 2019-05-13
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Associated with Type 1 diabetes, Stiff Personís Syndrome.
Special Processing:  
Comments: This test is available exclusively to SJHC/LHSC physicians.

Referred out Tuesday - Thursday
Method of Analysis: ELISA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and send frozen.

Stability:
Room Temperature: 7 Days
Refrigerated: 14 Days
Frozen: 28 Days
System Codes: 
Cerner
AGAD
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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