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Insulin print
Why do we do this test?
To help evaluate insulin production by the beta cells in the pancreas; to help diagnose the presence of an insulin-producing tumor in the islet cells of the pancreas (insulinoma); to help determine the cause of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia); to help identify insulin resistance, or to help determine when a type 2 diabetic might need to start taking insulin to supplement oral medications
Specimen Type
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Instructions for specimen collection & Patient preparation
Typically, you will be asked to fast for 8 hours before the blood sample is collected. Occasionally, a healthcare practitioner may do testing when fasting is not possible, such as when a glucose tolerance test is done. In some cases, a healthcare practitioner may request that you fast longer than 8 hours.
Specimen transportation
None
Specimen storage temperature
None
Specimen storage duration
None
Reference Intervals & Target Values
None
Critical Limits
None
Possible Pre-analytical Errors
None
Possible Analytical Errors
None
Available Government Laboratories
None
Recommended turnaround time
None
Last Updated : 2020-06-15 00:45:22

 

 

 

 

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