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Glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies (Stiff Man Syndrome)
|Category||Immunology and PRU|
|Reporting frequency||18 days|
Possible clinical association – Insulin dependent diabetes, mellitus, Stiff Man Syndrome. autoimmune endocrine disease – polyglandular autoimmune endocrine disease may show antibodies against more than one endocrine gland.
This test is sent away to another laboratory. All referral work has an additional four working days added to the turnaround time to allow for sample processing and reporting. This is included in the indicated turnaround time.
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