C-Peptide Urine Test, 24-Hour
The C-Peptide Urine Test, 24-Hour, helps diagnose hypoglycemia, treat insulinoma, manage diabetes, and identify diabetes through a urine sample collected over 24 hours.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this C-Peptide Urine Test, 24-Hour, which helps diagnose hypoglycemia, treat insulinoma, manage diabetes, and identify diabetes through a urine sample collected over 24 hours. The pancreas produces C-peptide as a byproduct while making insulin. It's a vital substance released into the bloodstream to measure insulin production. This measurement helps distinguish insulin made by the body (endogenous) from insulin taken as medication (exogenous). Healthcare providers often use this test along with an insulin or glucose test to accurately determine insulin levels in the body. Healthcare providers can assess the pancreas' ability to produce insulin and the body's ability to regulate blood sugar levels by measuring the amount of C-peptide in the urine.
When should I order a C-Peptide Urine Test, 24-Hour?
If an individual experiences symptoms related to hypoglycemia or there is a suspicion of excess insulin in the body, doctors may order a C-peptide level test. This test helps distinguish the insulin produced by the body from any external sources of insulin. Signs or symptoms of hypoglycemia include:
- Blurred vision
- In severe cases, seizures and loss of consciousness
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