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  • c - peptide (pp)

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    Sample type:
    Gender: Both
    Age group: All age group
    The C-Peptide (PP) test is also known by the name Insulin C-peptide test. It helps to evaluate the production of insulin. Beta cells produce insulin in the pancreas. This test helps to determine the cause of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). The C-Peptide (PP) test is done: • In case one has diabetes • To evaluate the status of insulin in the body • In case the body requires insulin injections or an insulin pump • To check if one is resistant to insulin • To confirm the type of diabetes

    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    Diabetes occurs when the levels of blood glucose (sugar) become too high. Blood glucose is the main source of energy and is derived from the food which is consumed. Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas. Its function is to help derive glucose from food and deliver it to cells so that it can be used for energy. When the body doesn't produce enough insulin or is not able to use the insulin well, the glucose levels rise due to abnormal regulation of insulin in the body which leads to diabetes.
    Diabetes affects major organs of the body which include the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels can cause damage to these organs and create complications if the blood glucose levels are not controlled. The complications can even cause disability in the body and can be life-threatening as well.
    The term ‘Hyperglycemia’ refers to high levels of glucose than the normal range in the blood.
    The signs and symptoms of Hyperglycemia include blurred vision, increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, and headache. If not treated, the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia can worsen and the person might have nausea, vomiting, fruity-smelling breath, shortness of breath, dry mouth, weakness, confusion, pain in the abdomen, and coma.
    The term ‘Hypoglycemia’ refers to low levels of glucose than the normal range in the blood.
    The signs and symptoms of Hypoglycemia include fatigue, shakiness, irregular or fast heartbeat, pale skin, shakiness, sweating, anxiety, hunger, irritability, tingling, or numbness of the lips, tongue, and cheeks. If not treated, the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia can worsen and the person might feel confused, experience blurred vision, seizures, and loss of consciousness.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.
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