The Diabetes Research Group Laboratory currently offers assays in the following areas


Autoantibodies to Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), Insulin, Islet antigen-2 (IA2) and Zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8)


Adiponectin (total, HMW, MMW), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), Lactate, Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1)

Cytokines and inflammation

C-reactive protein (CRP- high sensitivity and full range), Interleukins, Isoprostanes, Soluble TNF receptor 1 and 2 (sTNFr1 and 2), Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)


Adiponectin (total, HMW, MMW), Β-hydroxy butyrate, C-peptide, Creatinine, Cystatin C, Gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP), Glucagon, Glucagon like peptide 1 (GLP-1), Glucose, Insulin, Insulin Glargine, Intact proinsulin, HbA1c, Lactate, Microalbumin, Total proinsulin, Urine C-peptide:creatinine ratio (UCPCR)

Hepatic function

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Albumin, Alkaline phosphatase (ALP), Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), Billirubin (direct and total), Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)


Cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA), Triglycerides

Oxidative stress

Isoprostanes, Lipid peroxides, Malondialdehyde (MDA), Protein carbonyls, Total anti-oxidant status (TAOS)


Catecholamines, Cortisol, Estradiol, Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), Growth hormone, Ghrelin, Insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), Leptin, Leutinising hormone (LH), Parathyroid hormone (PTH), Progesterone, Resistin, Testosterone




Using Biochip Array Technology, multiple analytes can be detected simultaneously from a single platform, rapidly, accurately and from a very small sample volume.

A number of fixed test specific diabetes/endocrinology, cytokine and cardiac panels are available with  the possibility of more custom designed panels if more flexibility is required.

Please contact us if you are interested in a test that is not on the list, or to discuss individual assay details, turnaround times and costs