Insulin and Insulin Response to Glucose
Davis’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests Online, powered by Unbound Medicine, provides nurses and students access to 400+ test monographs containing reference ranges, indications, patient preparation and result interpretation. Explore these free sample topics:
-- The first section of this topic is shown below --
To assess the amount of insulin secreted in response to blood glucose to assist in diagnosis of types of hypoglycemia and insulin-resistant pathologies.
Serum collected in a red-top tube.
|75-g Glucose Load||Insulin||SI Units (Conventional Units × 6.945)||Tolerance for Glucose (Hypoglycemia)|
|Fasting||Less than 17 micro international units/L||Less than 118.1 pmol/L||Less than 110 mg/dL|
|30 min||6–86 micro international units/L||41.7–597.3 pmol/L||Less than 200 mg/dL|
|1 hr||8–118 micro international units/L||55.6–819.5 pmol/L||Less than 200 mg/dL|
|2 hr||5–55 micro international units/L||34.7–382 pmol/L||Less than 140 mg/dL|
|3 hr||Less than 25 micro international units/L||Less than 174 pmol/L||65–120 mg/dL|
|4 hr||Less than 15 micro international units/L||Less than 104.2 pmol/L||65–120 mg/dL|
|5 hr||Less than 8 micro international units/L||Less than 55.6 pmol/L||65–115 mg/dL|