Sample type: Serum
Test name: Insulin and C-peptide a.k.a. cpeptide
Condition / Indication: Hypoglycaemia
Special precautions & notes: If hypoglycaemia is suspected, prior to giving glucose take a Fluoride (grey top) sample for glucose, Serum sample for insulin/C-Peptide and send immediately packed in ice to the laboratory and alert laboratory staff.
Reference range: Interpretation depends on glucose level at the time of collection. Reference range/interpretation quoted on report provided by referral laboratory.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Turnaround time: 14 days
Referral location: SAS Peptide Section, Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services, Surrey Research Park, 15 Frederick Sanger Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU27YD