C-Peptide Fasting Test in Ahmednagar
C-Peptide Test measures the amount of c peptide in your blood.
The amount of C peptide in the blood is the measure of insulin production in the blood. Hence, to see if insulin production is normal or to investigate the cause of high blood sugar, C peptide is measured.
Your doctor would recommend this test for you if he sees the signs of type 1 diabetes in you. The symptoms include:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Intense hunger
- Sudden weight loss
- Irritability and mood swings
- Fatigue and weakness
- Blurred vision
Insulin is a protein produced by the pancreas, and is essential in controlling sugar level in the body. C-peptide is a substance, a short chain of amino acids, which is released when insulin is produced by the pancreas.
Reference Values Of C-Peptide Fasting Test
The reference range of C-peptide is 0.8-3.1 ng/mL (conventional units), or 0.26-1.03 nmol/L (SI).
A high level of C-peptide means high level of endogenous insulin production. This may be in response due to high blood gluoce caused by glucose intake and/or insulin resistance. A high level of C-peptide is also seen with other insulin related and pancreatic disorders, such insulinoma (tumor of pancreas that leads to excess insulin production)
In case of insulinoma, if the patient is on treatment, C peptide levels are checked periodically to monitor the treatment and low levels indicate a response to treatment; levels that are increasing may indicate that the tumor is not responding or it has come back if cured.
A low level of C-peptide is related with a low level of insulin production. This can occur when insufficient insulin is being produced by the pancreas.
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