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Insulin or C Peptide Test
My father was recently asked to go for C-Peptide FASTING test to diagnose Type 1/2 Diabetes. But on the lab's website, both insulin and C- Peptide FASTING tests are available. Can we go directly for the Insulin FASTING test as C-Peptide test is an indirect marker/test for insulin only ? How both the tests differ with each other?
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Ur father's age who must be more than 35yrs. If he has diabetes it will either be T2DM or LADA (T1DM like illness). C peptide a precursor of insulin is measured to assess beta cell function which can be lower even in T2DM for deciding if insulin therapy needs to be initiated. Endogenous insulin has a very short half life and is not useful for this. It is tested in cases of insulin resistance.
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