Insulin (Fasting) - Serum

Insulin (Fasting) - Serum

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Insulin is a hormone that is produced and stored in the beta cells of the pancreas. Insulin helps transport glucose, the body's main source of energy, from the blood to within cells. Insulin levels are most frequently ordered following a low glucose and/or when someone has acute or chronic symptoms of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia)

This Test Includes

Insulin (Fasting)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Insulin (Fasting) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Fasting: Maintain fasting 10-12 hours before sample collection
  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only
  • Meals: Please avoid fatty / oily foods , sweets and fruits - 3

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

A fasting insulin level test is valuable in several situations:

  • Diagnosing prediabetes and metabolic syndrome.
  • “Prediabetes” is one result of insulin resistance.

What is this test

Insulin test has several possible uses. Insulin is a hormone that is produced and stored in the beta cells of the pancreas. Insulin helps transport glucose, the body's main source of energy, from the blood to within cells. If a person makes too little insulin or is resistant to its effects, cells starve. Insulin resistance causes high cholesterol, high glucose, and high blood pressure.