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Test ID EZNT8 Zinc Transporter 8 (ZnT8) Antibody, Serum

Useful For

Clinical distinction of type 1 from type 2 diabetes mellitus

 

Identification of individuals at risk of type 1 diabetes (including high-risk relatives of patients with diabetes, and those with gestational diabetes)

 

Prediction of future need for insulin treatment in adult-onset diabetic patients

Highlights

-ZnT8 antibody distinguishes type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus

-ZnT8 antibody identifies relatives of diabetic patients at most risk for developing diabetes

-ZnT8 antibody predicts the future need for insulin treatment in adult-onset diabetic patients.

-ZnT8 antibody predicts the future development of diabetes mellitus in women with gestational diabetes.

Testing Algorithm

See Diabetes Mellitus Evaluation Algorithm in Special Instructions

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

ZnT8 Ab, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 2 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reference Values

<15.0 U/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday and Thursday, 10AM

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

86341

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
EZNT8 ZnT8 Ab, S In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
64926 ZnT8 Ab, S In Process