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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations
Patient Concerns

Overview

Test Description

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 Get Tested

  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.

 



Precautions

No special preparation required


Test 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




Patient Concerns

Frequently Asked Questions

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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