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Islet cell antibody

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Islet cell antoantibodies are immunoglobulins with a specific affinity for the beta cells of the Islet of Langerhans.

ICA is positive in 80% of newly diagnosed patients with IDDM. A positive ICA test in a relative of a patient IDDM is a risk factor for developing IDDM.

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