Insulin Fasting Test Kit (In) is designed to test for Insulin (In) and it accurately assesses Insulin level in the body. This test kit is to help determine the cause of low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia), diagnose an insulinoma, and to help evaluate insulin production.
High fasting insulin levels are a good indicator of insulin resistance, whether or not the patient shows glucose intolerance. Insulin resistance occurs when the cellular response to the presence of insulin is impaired, resulting in a reduced ability of tissues to take up glucose for energy production. Chronically high insulin levels are seen as the body attempts to normalize blood sugar levels. The normal range for fasting insulin is 1 – 15 μIU/mL, but levels between 1 and 8 μIU/mL are optimal.
Blood levels of insulin 2 hours after a meal are now becoming an important indicator of both diabetes progression and cardiovascular disease risk. In non-diabetics, elevated postprandial insulin may be a better marker of cardiovascular disease risk than fasting insulin. In individuals with diabetes, postprandial levels become lower as diabetes progresses and beta-cell responsiveness deteriorates, indicating worsening of blood sugar control. In nondiabetics, whose pancreatic beta cell function is normal, insulin levels usually return to normal (1-15 μIU/mL) within 2 hours after eating a typical breakfast meal. Elevated postprandial insulin levels have been strongly linked with coronary artery disease risk in non-diabetics.
High levels of Insulin symptoms:
- Extreme thirst or hunger
- Feeling hungry even after a meal
- Increased or frequent urination
- Tingling sensations in hands or feet
- Feeling more tired than usual
- Frequent infections
- Evidence of high blood sugar levels in blood work
Test Result: You will receive your test result 3-5 working days after the laboratory receives your sample. You will see your hormone levels in graphics and numbers on your test result. You will also see laboratory comments by Hormone Specialist PhD Dr in the comments: you will find Dr analysis of your hormone levels and what to do next.
- Collect samples from the comfort of your home and post them to our lab.
- The test must be used within 12 months after the purchase date.
- The test kit includes a laboratory fee: no additional laboratory cost and tax.
- Customers are responsible for shipping their samples to the laboratory.
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