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About GAD ANTIBODY test

GAD ANTIBODY test

₹10000 ₹8500

Know more about GAD ANTIBODY test

The GAD Antibody test diagnoses: high level of glucose, the increased risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes, high level of HbA1C, if a patient needs insulin treatment for diabetes.

Diabetes symptoms include:

frequent urination

weight loss

weakness

blurry vision

fatigue

increased hunger and thirst 

The antibody is a kind of protein that helps to fight with foreign objects that come in touch with your body. Those antibodies include virus or bacteria that is harmful to the body.

In some cases, the immune system produces autoantibodies which are also antibodies but it happens to attack the normal cells of the body. It leads to the autoimmune disorder.

Hence, Type 1 diabetes is identified as a condition where there is lack of insulin in the body as a result of the autoimmune process.  It is responsible for destroying beta cells in the pancreas which produces insulin for the body. 

Normally there is no need to fast before the test. You migt be asked by your doctor to fast before the test depening on your current medical condition.

Depending on the test result, the doctor will prescribe the medication as per the requirement. 

For some oral medications will be prescribed while for some there might be the recommendation of insulin treatment.

The Type 1 Diabetes can be managed simply by managing the blood glucose level to keep it in control.

Proper diet needs to be maintained to keep the glucose level under control.

A daily activity like exercise is advised to maintain the weight as well.

Test Method 1: A blood sample will be collected from the vein of your arm.

Test Report: The usual turn around time is 24 to 48 hours.

If your doctor suspects you of having the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes, you will be advised getting this test done. 

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