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    Sample type:
    Gender: Both
    Age group: All age group
    The Insulin antibody test is also known as the diabetic autoantibodies test. This test helps to identify people who are at risk of developing diabetes type 1. It also helps to identify people that require insulin treatment. This test can be used to classify the type of diabetes in a person. The Insulin antibody test is done: • In case of the person who is at risk of developing diabetes type 1 • To distinguish between diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2

    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    Insulin autoantibodies are also known as Islet autoantibodies. These are proteins that are produced by the immune system. They are associated with diabetes type 1.
    Diabetes type 1 is a condition that is characterized by the lack of insulin hormone. This occurs due to autoimmune processes which destroy the beta cells that produce insulin in the pancreas. This type of diabetes is commonly seen in children.
    Yes, Insulin autoantibodies can be seen in other conditions such as Hashimoto thyroiditis or autoimmune Addison disease. These individuals are at increased risk of diabetes type 1.
    The symptoms of Diabetes type 1 include increased thirst, frequent urination, bed-wetting in children especially those children who didn’t wet bed before at night time, irritability, mood swings, extreme hunger, unintended weight loss, fatigue, weakness, and blurred vision.
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