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Overview

There are three types of insulin tests performed to detect and manage diabetes. One of them is the Insulin-random test.

What is an Insulin-random test?

An Insulin-random test detects the level of insulin in the blood at a random time. It is usually performed to check prediabetes or metabolic diabetes. When the doctor suspects diabetes in undiagnosed patients, this test is extremely useful to confirm.

Why is an Insulin-random test suggested?

The Insulin-random test is performed to detect

  • Diabetes and prediabetes.
  • Insulinoma
  • Pancreatitis
  • Tumour
  • Cushing’s syndrome.

How is an Insulin-random test performed?

In an Insulin-random test, the area on the forearm is cleaned with antiseptic, and blood is drawn from a vein.

What are the parameters measured in an Insulin-random test?

  • If the Insulin levels are high, it can be a sign of diabetes, hyperinsulinism, insulinoma, Cushing’s syndrome, etc.
  • If the Insulin levels are less than normal, it is due to an untreated case of type 1 diabetes.

Preparation before performing an Insulin-random test

Since the Insulin-random test is performed at a random time during the day, there is no prior preparation needed before the test. Some medications can affect test results. So, inform your doctor about your diet prior to the test.

Post-care after an Insulin-random test

There are no post-care measures required after an Insulin-random test.

Sample types in an Insulin-random test

The Insulin-random test uses a blood sample.

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