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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Pancreatic Islet Cell Antibodies

Test Name

Pancreatic Islet Cell Antibodies

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements


Container Type = 1 Red or gold top

Minimum Volume = 2mL Serum

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a red or gold top tube without gel separator. Test iclude Islet cell antibody titer. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate, store and send frozen.

Stability: Stable ambient for 48 hours, refrigerated for 14 days and frozen for 6 months.

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens Not frozen, unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Transportation: Send samples to core laboratory as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Islet Cell Antibody Screen: Negative

Islet Cell Antibody Titer:< 1.25 JDF Units

Test Code



Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: January 20, 2020