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Connecting peptide insulin, insulin C-peptide, proinsulin C-peptide.
To evaluate hypoglycemia, assess beta cell function, and monitor insulin production.
There are no fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Instruct the patient to fast for at least 10 hr before specimen collection. Protocols may vary among facilities.
Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA).
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.333)|
|Child||0–3.3 ng/mL||0–1.1 nmol/L|
|Adult||0.8–3.5 ng/mL||0.3–1.2 nmol/L|
|1-hr response to glucose||2.3–11.8 ng/mL||0.8–3.9 nmol/L|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "C-Peptide." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425207/all/C_Peptide.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. C-Peptide. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425207/all/C_Peptide. Accessed October 18, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). C-Peptide. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425207/all/C_Peptide
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. C-Peptide [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425207/all/C_Peptide.
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