What is the C-peptide test?
C-peptide is a product that is formed when the insulin hormone is produced and released into the body. A C-peptide is a type of blood test that has been carried out to find out the quantity of insulin the body is producing. This test helps in diagnosing the type of diabetes the patient is suffering from or whether he is insulin resistant. This test analyses the level of the peptide in the blood.
When is the C-peptide test recommended?
It is recommended when there is a need:
To evaluate the insulin production by the beta cells in the pancreas.
To help determine the cause of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), whether it is due to insulin-producing tumours in the body or due to insulin injections (medicinal insulin)
It monitors how well the insulinomas (tumours) are responding to the treatment.
To distinguish between Type I and Type II diabetes mellitus.
What does it measure?
The C-peptide test measures:
C-peptide is a short chain of amino acids that are released into the blood as a by-product of insulin production. This test analyses the amount of C-peptide in blood and helps evaluate the production of insulin made by the body (endogenous). It helps in differentiating the endogenous insulin from the insulin that is not produced by the body but is taken in as diabetic medication (exogenous). This is possible because the insulin that is taken as diabetic medications does not generate a C-peptide.
Beta cells in the pancreas produce proinsulin which is a biologically inactive molecule. This molecule may split apart to form one molecule of C-peptide and one molecule of insulin.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the C-peptide test in Delhi?
The cost of the C-peptide test in Delhi is Rs. 900.
How often should I get tested for the C-peptide test?
The C-peptide test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the C-peptide test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a C-peptide test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a C-peptide test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a C-peptide test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a C-peptide test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR-approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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