Zinc Transporter 8 Autoantibodies
Detects zinc transporter 8 autoantibodies (ZnT8), an autoimmune diabetes marker that is instrumental in the diagnosis of new-onset type 1 diabetes
Serum (preferred) or plasma (heparin)
0.2 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (heparin) tube
Serum or plasma must be separated from cells within 45 minutes of venipuncture. Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.
Freeze. Stable at room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen for seven days. Freeze/thaw cycles: stable x6
Gross hemolysis; lipemic specimen; EDTA plasma