Introduction: C-peptide test
This test determines indirectly the "pancreatic reserve" of
insulin-producing cell ability, i.e. the amount of insulin the pancreas is producing.
It does so by measuring the levels of a "peptide" (like a protein) in the blood.
C-peptide is a by-product of insulin creation,
which breaks off at the third link from a precursor larger molecule
called "proinsulin" to create insulin.
Thus, the levels of C-peptide
as by-product are a good indicator of how much insulin is being produced.
The C-peptide test measures the amount of insulin C-peptide present in the blood. C-peptide is a naturally-occurring by-product of pancreatic insulin.
C-peptide test: Other Names
Other names for C-peptide test include:
Diseases Associated with C-peptide test
These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or
associated with C-peptide test:
Basic Information: C-peptide test
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in which the medical test 'C-peptide test' may be involved.
Diseases and Conditions that List C-peptide test as a Diagnostic Test
The following list of conditions
have 'C-peptide test' or similar
listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:
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