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Insulin - Random

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Overview


What is Insulin - Random?

Insulin is produced by beta cells of the pancreas. It leads to Type 1 (IDDM) diabetes caused by Insulin deficiency & Type 2 (NIDDM) diabetes caused by insulin resistance. This assay is useful in the management of Diabetes. It is also used for diagnosing Insulinoma when used in conjunction with Proinsu-lin and C-peptide measurement.

Why is Insulin - Random done?

  1. To confirm the presence of insolin secreting tumours like insolinoma
  2. To confirm resistance to insolin hormone
  3. To monitor insolin levels in diabetics taking medicines or insolin injection
  4. If you have symptoms of low blood glucose levels like giddiness, sweating, palpitations, confusion, fainting and dryness of mouth.

 



Interpreting Insulin - Random results


Interpretations


  • High levels of insulin may be associared with insulin secreting tumors or excess medicines
  • Low levels can be seen in pancreatic disease like pancreatitis, pancreatic tumor, diabetes



Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Insulin - Random


Frequently Asked Questions about Insulin - Random

Q. Can I do a home insulin test?
No, insulin test requires special instruments so, it can only be done in laboratories

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