The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Insulin & C-peptide

Insulin & C-peptide

Insulin and C-peptide assays are provided for the diagnosis of hypoglycaemia and will only be measured in states of hypoglycaemia. A fluoride oxalate sample for glucose should be sent at the same time (or provide point-of-care glucose result in clinical details). Serum samples are recommended for insulin measurement as this allows any follow-up tests (e.g. IGF-2, sulphonylureas) to be performed on the same sample. Lithium heparin is acceptable.

Tube 01 (SE) - Serum Gel
ID Tests&Tubes0204
Additional Information The sample should be received in the lab within 30 min of collection.
Turn Around Turnaround time stated by Guildford: 1 week.
Send to Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Guildford biochemistry lab.)
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Advice Full Referred Test details logged internally on the referred test database [BSF2REC17003]
http://leedspath.myeqms.com/Administrator/LoadDocADM.asp?ID=82998&Ext=True&CCID=1
Collection Con Sample should be received in the lab within 30 min of collection. Instructions to lab: centrifuge, separate serum and freeze immediately.
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes Interpretation will be provided on the report.
Units pmol/L
Telepath LGI superset LINSL. SJUH superset JINSL.