Insulin (Fasting)

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    blood sample




    Age group

    Above 10 years

    This test is used to measure the amount of insulin present in the blood after a 10-12 hr fasting period. Insulin is responsible for uptake of glucose by the cells from the blood stream, for production and storage of energy. Primarily used to check insulin levels, this test helps in the diagnosis of diabetes and insulin resistance. The test is performed if the person is suffering from common diabetic symptoms such as frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, weakness, weight changes, heart rate changes, poor healing ability, tingling or numbness in the extremities, etc. Also used for identifying insulin resistance, patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), pituitary and adrenal gland diseases, this test further helps in assessing a patient’s response to treatments.

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up 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. Needle is inserted into the vein of the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
    It is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar levels (glucose), the body either doesn't produce enough insulin, or it resists insulin.
    Gestational diabetes is seen in some women during their pregnancy. It usually goes away after pregnancy.
    Family history of Type 1 diabetes, injury to the pancreas, exposure to illnesses caused by viruses, presence of autoantibodies (antibodies that mistakenly attack your own body?s tissues or organs).
    Family history, obesity, high triglyceride level, physically inactive, age 45 or older, polycystic ovary syndrome, smokers, etc.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results

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