Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Overnight fasting is mandatory.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 24 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Method: Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay
Comment: Also see INSULIN RESPONSE TO GLUCOSE Test.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Insulin is produced by beta cells of the pancreas. It leads to Type 1 (IDDM) diabetes caused by Insulin deficiency & Type 2 (NIDDM) diabetes caused by insulin resistance. This assay is useful in the management of Diabetes. It is also used for diagnosing Insulinoma when used in conjunction with Proinsulin and C-peptide measurement.
Specialty: Diabetologist, Physician
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is mandatory.