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Insulin

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: To help determine the cause of low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia), diagnose an insulinoma (insulin-producing tumour),and in some case of obesity.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Lilac Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
1ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
If taken for the investigation of hypoglycaemia, the patient must be hypoglycaemic (laboratory glucose reported as <2.6mmol/L) when the sample is taken.
A paired sample for glucose measurement is required to be taken to confirm this (we cannot accept POCT glucose).
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Please see the report.
UKAS number
8210
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 07-05-2024