Short Description: Measures the amount of Insulin in the body.
Insulin is a pancreatic hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. This test can be useful in predicting the onset of Type II diabetes, diagnosing hypoglycemia or in identifying insulin resistance.
High levels of insulin may indicate hypoglycemia, fructose intolerance, insulin resistance or Type II diabetes. Low levels of insulin may indicate diabetes, hypopituitarism or pancreatic disease of cancer.
Recommended with Fasting Insulin
Is Fasting Required? Yes
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