• Slides coated with tissue sections of monkey pancreas
• Specific detection of IgG antibodies against islet cells (ICA)
• Support for the diagnosis of autoimmune diabetes mellitus type 1
• Qualitative determination of IgG antibodies
• Ready-to-use reagents (exception: wash buffer)
• Quality assured handling in routine laboratories
• Short incubation times (30 min / 30 min) at room temperature
• Consistent processing for the parallel use of multiple AKLIDES® IF assays
• High diagnostic sensitivity and specificity
• Imaging by use of AKLIDES® or akiron® systems
• CE marked

Intended Purpose

The AKLIDES® ICA is an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) for the qualitative determination of IgG antibodies in human serum against islet cell antigens (ICA) on monkey pancreas sections. The AKLIDES® ICA is intended as an aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune diabetes mellitus type 1 in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings. The immunoassay is designed for manual processing and automated imaging using the AKLIDES® or akiron® system. The immunoassay is designed for professional in vitro diagnostic use.

Diagnostic Relevance

Diabetes mellitus type 1 is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the insulin-producing beta cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas are destroyed. The consequence of this destruction is a reduced insulin production, which results in high blood sugar levels as diabetes mellitus. Genetic predispositions and viral infections are considered risk factors, but the exact causes have not yet been fully clarified.

The destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas is based on the presence of islet cell antibodies (ICA), which are directed against different antigens of the pancreatic islet cells, such as glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65), tyrosine phosphatase (insulinoma-associated antigen 2, IA2), the zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8) as well as against insulin. Islet cell antibodies (ICA) can be detected in 70 – 80 % of patients with diabetes mellitus. The different antibodies usually appear months to years before the occurrence of elevated blood sugar levels and are therefore also considered important prognostic markers to identify patients with an increased risk of developing diabetes mellitus type 1. The combined detection of antibodies against GAD65, IA2, ZnT8 and insulin is considered an important method for diagnosing diabetes mellitus type 1 at the onset of the disease.

Product Specifications

Product code 4129
Indication Autoimmune diabetes mellitus type 1
Description Immunofluorescence assay (IFA) for the determination of IgG antibodies against islet cells in human serum
Format Slides coated with tissue sections of monkey pancreas
Incubation time 60 min.
Sample volume 50 µL serum
No. of determinations 48 (12 x 4)

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