To assess the amount of insulin secreted in response to blood glucose to assist in diagnosis of insulinomas, types of hypoglycemia, and insulin-resistant pathologies.
There are no fluid or activity restrictions unless by medical direction. The patient should have fasted and refrained, with medical direction, from taking insulin, other oral hypoglycemic drugs, or multivitamins/dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7) for at least 8 hr before specimen collection.
Method: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay.
|75-g Glucose Load||Insulin||SI Units (Conventional Units × 6.945)|
|Fasting||Less than 17 micro-international units/L||Less than 118.1 pmol/L|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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