How are samples collected for insulin testing and what methods are used for analysis?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Saranya Buppajarntham, MD; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Method: Radioimmunoassay; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Specifics for collection and panels are as follows:

  • Specimen type: Blood serum

  • Container: Vacutainer, red top

  • Collection method: Venipuncture

  • Specimen volume: 1 mL

  • Measure blood glucose and C-peptide level in same sample

  • An 8-hour fasting specimen required


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