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C-Peptide

490
4.8
NABL, CAP, ISO
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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations

Overview

Test Description

C peptide is a protein excreted by the kidneys and is a by product of insulin production.

Why Get Tested

  1. To assess insolin production by the body from pancreas
  2. If you have insolin resistance i.e. type 2 diabetes and the doctor wants to see if you need insolin supplement externally
  3. It may be ordered along with blood glucose levels to identify the cause of hypoglycaemia if you have symptoms like fainting, shivering, confusion, sweating, palpitations etc.
  4. To diagnose tumors of the pancreas – insolinoma
  5. To assess amount of insolin production if you are a type 1 diabetic

 



Precautions

No special preparation required


Test Results

Interpretations

  • High level of C peptide usually means there is high insulin production in the body as compared to the glucose intake which is interpreted as insulin resistance and diabetes type 2.
  • Low levels mean low insulin production in case of type 1 diabetes and excessive external insulin injections.



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CAP

ISO

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