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Antibodies against GAD are found in the serum and CSF of 60 % - 100% of patients with stiff-person syndrome(a rare neurological disease with progressive muscle frigidity ,spasms and resulting skeletal deformations.) or its clinical variants (Stiff Limb Syndrome ; progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonia) GAD specific antibodies can also occur in cases of non paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis or cerbellar ataxia.
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Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD) is an enzyme that plays a significant role in your pancreas' ability to function normally. However, when antibodies target this enzyme, they are called GAD antibodies ( A protein that your immune system uses to fight viruses or bacteria that are prominent for being harmful to human bodies).
Sometimes, the immune system makes antibodies that mistakenly attack normal cells, which are not harmful, resulting in an autoimmune disorder. And research says that almost 75% of people with type 1 diabetes have GAD antibodies in their blood.
A Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibodies Test determines whether a patient has type 1 diabetes or adult-onset latent autoimmune diabetes. This test is effective for patients over 30 who have diabetes. It primarily distinguishes type 1 diabetes from diabetes. As a result, getting tested for GAD-65 antibodies is critical for avoiding future health problems. Also, its relation to diabetes determines that it affects your whole body, and without going for a GA-65 antibody test , you cannot think of a healthy life.
After acknowledging these signs and symptoms, it is time to get alert and book a gad 65 blood test for your own better health.
It is found that type 1 diabetes isn’t the only reason for GAD 65 antibodies. Some other conditions also lead to the formation of GAD 65 antibodies-
Cerebellar ataxia- A brain disorder that causes sudden clumsy muscle movement.
Stiff person syndrome- The causes of This neurological condition are stiff muscles and muscle spasms.
Other autoimmune diseases- Includes rheumatoid arthritis( RA) and thyroid disease.
Lower GDA 65 Levels- <10 000 IU/mL
Higher GDA 65 Levels- >10 000 IU/mL
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