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GAD Antibody

About This Test

Department: Immunology

Requirement: None

Turnaround Time: 10 days

Antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase (anti-GAD) are reliable serological markers of Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Anti-GAD antibodies in high titre are associated with the stiff-person syndrome (60% sensitivity), a rare neurological disease characterised by muscle rigidity and spasms.

Other Comments:

0 - 10 iu/ml