Pathology Handbook

Insulin Antibodies

Clinical Indications

Insulin resistance

Test Includes

Detection of IgG antibodies against Insulin.

Request Form 

Request via ICE.


The assay is performed as required.

Specific Criteria

It is essential to provide relevant clinical information.

Patient Preparation

No special preparation is required.

Turnaround Time

All samples are generally sent to referral laboratory within 3 working days of receipt in the laboratory. The assay is performed as required.


Red top tube.

Gold top tube will be accepted. 


7 ml


Vacutainer red top


Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as is practicably possible.

Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at 4-8°C prior to testing and at -20°C or below for up to 1 month after receipt.

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample

Inadequately completed request form

Delay in sample reaching laboratory.

Reference Range

Samples are tested by Enzyme Immunoassay and the results reported as Positive or Negative.