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HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index in Asansol

Also known as HOMA Index Insulin Resistance, Insulin Resistance Index
HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index in Asansol Includes 5 testsView All
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Test Preparation
  1. Overnight fasting (8-12 hrs) is required. Do not eat or drink anything except water before the test.

Understanding HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index in Asansol


What is HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index in Asansol?

The HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index is a group of blood tests used to assess an individual's insulin resistance, a condition where cells fail to respond effectively to insulin. The resistance is calculated using fasting insulin and glucose levels, providing insights into metabolic health. It is widely available with Tata 1mg at an affordable price in Asansol.

The HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test offers a non-invasive means to assess insulin sensitivity. The HOMA-IR (Homeostatic Model Assessment for Insulin Resistance) calculation involves a mathematical model (calculated score) that takes into account fasting glucose and insulin levels, providing a quantitative measure of insulin resistance. The higher an individual's score, the more resistant they are to the action of insulin indicating an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.

Overnight fasting (8 to 12 hours) is required before the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test. Do not eat or drink anything except water before the test.

What does HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index measure?

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The HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index is a blood test used to assess an individual's insulin resistance, a fundamental aspect of metabolic health crucial for regulating blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance occurs when the body's cells become less responsive to the hormone insulin leading to impaired glucose uptake. The test is based on the principle that the body's glucose and insulin levels are closely related and that when the body is functioning normally, glucose and insulin levels should be in balance. Through a mathematical model utilizing fasting insulin and glucose levels, HOMA IR provides a quantitative assessment of insulin sensitivity. This index helps doctors gauge how effectively the body processes glucose in response to insulin, offering insights into the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

Moreover, the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test helps in personalized health management. By identifying individuals with insulin resistance early on, doctors can implement targeted strategies , such as lifestyle modifications and medication therapy to improve insulin sensitivity and  prevent complications. However, in individuals taking exogenous insulin( insulin injections) HOMA IR cannot be used to assess pancreatic beta cell function accurately. For such individuals, the HOMA IR-C peptide model is recommended. 

Additionally, monitoring changes in HOMA-IR levels over time allows for the assessment of treatment efficacy and the refinement of personalized treatment plans. Overall, the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test empowers individuals and doctors to proactively address metabolic health concerns, paving the way for improved overall well-being and reduced risk of chronic diseases.

 

 

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Insulin Fasting

An Insulin Fasting test evaluates the body's ability to regulate blood sugar levels by measuring the amount of insulin in the blood after an overnight fast. Glucose is a source of energy for the body to perform daily activities. Your body gets glucose from carbohydrates that are consumed in the diet. These carbohydrates are digested and converted into simple sugar (glucose). The cells then absorb the required amount of glucose to produce energy, and the remaining amount is stored in other forms, like fats. Insulin hormone helps the cells to uptake glucose from the blood for utilization and storage. Thus, it is necessary to maintain insulin levels in your body.

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FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar)

A fasting blood sugar test measures the glucose level in the body under overnight fasting conditions. Glucose serves as the body's energy currency and is broken down through metabolism to produce energy. Hormones and enzymes produced by the liver and pancreas control this process. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, regulates blood glucose levels. When these levels are high, such as after a meal, insulin is secreted to transport glucose into cells for energy production. Elevated glucose levels in the body after fasting may indicate a risk of developing prediabetes or diabetes, which can be of two types- Type 1, caused by little or no insulin production, and Type 2, caused by insulin resistance or decreased insulin production.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index in Asansol


Frequently Asked Questions about HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index in Asansol

Q. Can I schedule the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test online in Asansol near me?

Yes. In Asansol, you can schedule the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test in Asansol with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test is readily available in Asansol. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol?

If you want to schedule the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test at Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Asansol. The HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 869.

Q. How can I get my HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test report from Tata 1mg?

The e-report of your HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test can be found on the Tata 1mg app in downloadable PDF form. This allows you to access your test results at convenience and securely share them with your healthcare provider for further consultation and guidance regarding your overall health. You can also opt for a hard copy of the reports at a minimal price.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of a {test-name} test in Asansol?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 72 hours to provide the reports of the HOMA IR; Insulin Resistance Index test in Asansol.
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References

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