Proinsulin Blood Test
A proinsulin blood test measures the amount of proinsulin in your blood which can help evaluate if your body has a problem making insulin or is resistant to the insulin you make.
Order a proinsulin blood test to help evaluate if your body has a problem making insulin or is resistant to the insulin you make.
Proinsulin is a building block used by your body to make insulin as it turns the food you eat into energy. Testing the level of proinsulin in your blood can help evaluate if your body has a problem making insulin or is resistant to the insulin you make. These conditions can increase your risk for developing diabetes or indicate a problem with your pancreas working properly.
Who should get tested?
This test may be ordered along with other tests by your healthcare provider to assist with diagnosing your risk for diabetes. You may also have this test if your healthcare provider suspects you have low blood sugar. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include confusion, sweating, headache, blurry vision, and heart palpitations. This test may be helpful if you have spoken with your healthcare provider and have decided this screening is right for you.
What will my test results tell me?
Your test results may help your healthcare provider evaluate your risk for diabetes. Be sure to share your results with your healthcare provider so they can help you determine the next steps in your care.
Are there any risks involved in getting this test?
There is no risk involved in getting this test. You will be asked to give a blood sample at the lab.
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