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C Peptide Fasting Test Overview

C Peptide Test measures the amount of c peptide in your blood.

C-peptide is produced by the pancreas along with insulin. C-peptide stays for longer in the bloodstream and helps to understand how well insulin is being produced by the body in conditions like diabetes, hypoglycaemia and in patients on medication. 

Written by: Dr.Shibani R Medical Writer, Medical Affairs

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C Peptide Fasting Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the C Peptide Fasting Test with a clear pricing structure.

The C Peptide Fasting Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 1,350 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 C Peptide 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.

This test is done:
- To diagnose the cause of hypoglycaemia.
- To differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- To manage diabetes in patients undergoing treatment
- To monitor treatment efficacy in patients with pancreatic tumour. 

The test measures the levels of C-peptide in the blood during fasting state. 

The test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer. 

Increased levels may occur in insulinomas, in chronic renal disease and cirrhosis. Increased C-peptide levels also rule out exogenous insulin administration. 
Decreased levels may occur in insulin-dependent diabetes. C-peptide levels show variation with time, food intake and insulin administration. 

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