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Insulin Test Overview

Insulin is a hormone secreted by Beta cells of Pancreas and is involved primarily in carbohydrate metabolism and is involved in maintaining normal blood glucose levels. Type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes) is caused by insulin deficiency and Type 2 diabetes (noninsulin-dependent diabetes) is characterized by insulin resistance.

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Summary Price Of Insulin Test

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The cost of Insulin Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of Insulin Test ranges from ₹450 to ₹980.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹850
  • Delhi: ₹800
  • Mumbai: ₹980
  • Pune: ₹800

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fasting Insulin levels are done to  to determine if insulin resistance in cells is the cause of hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar); to assess if pancreas is producing adequate amount of Insulin. Antibodies to insulin form in longstanding diabetes mellitus treated with insulin hence in these patients monitoring insulin levels gives better prognosis.

Insulin test measures insulin levels in blood sample of a fasting patient .

Insulin 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.

Normal fasting insulin & glucose level - normal patient
High fasting insulin & normal or slightly high glucose - Insulin resistance
Low fasting insulin & high fasting glucose level - insufficient insulin production i.e., diabetes
Normal or high fasting insulin  and low glucose level - Over secretion of insulin e.g., insulinoma, factitious hypoglycaemia, cushing syndrome

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