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C-peptide test

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.

C-peptide test

C-peptide test: 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

Disease or Condition count: 2; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions 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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