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Anti-Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic AGAD

If test is ordered on CLS requisition, even if "Mitogen Advanced Diagnostic Lab" or "MADL" is also written on the CLS requisition, order AGAD.
If test is ordered on Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Lab requisition, refer to Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Lab (MADL) Tests.
Specimen Requirements 1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

1 mL serum
Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, aliquot and freeze immediately. Transport frozen specimen to DSC on ice in a separate bag with a copy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, aliquot and freeze immediately. Transport frozen specimen to DSC on dry ice in a separate bag with a copy of the requisition.

DSC:
Place specimens in freezer upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Anti-GAD, Anti-GAD 65 Antibodies, GAD65 Antibodies
Reference Interval