Insulin
Fasting Required: Yes 8 Hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business Days

Description: Insulin is the hormone that enables cells to take in glucose. Without insulin, glucose can't get into the cells and it stays in the bloodstream. With too little insulin, blood sugar remains higher than normal (a condition known as hyperglycemia) and cells can't get the energy they need. With too much insulin, blood sugar decreases (hypoglycemia), causing symptoms such as sweating, trembling, lightheadedness, and in extreme cases, shock.

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Alternate Name(s): Fasting Insulin

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.