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The adiponectin ELISA assay quantitatively measures human adiponectin in serum. It has been shown that decreased expression of adiponectin correlates with insulin resistance. Adiponectin appears to be a potent insulin enhancer linking adipose tissue and whole body glucose metabolism.





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In diabetics, the measurement of B-hydroxybutyrate as well as blood glucose is needed for the assessment of the severity of diabetic coma and is essential for the exclusion of hyperosmolar non-ketotic diabetic coma. A specific enzymatic assay for Beta-hydroxybutyrate is extrememly important in the assessment of ketosis.


1. Diagnose insulin dependant diabetes mellitus (IDDM), type I diabetes 2. Assess risk for development of IDDM 3. Predict onset of IDDM.

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C-Peptide is useful in the evaluation of pancreatic beta cell function and for determining the source of insulin in patients with hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia.

C-Peptide is useful in distinguishing insulin-secreting tumors, i.e., insulinomas, from exogenous insulin administration. C-Peptide concentrations are severely depressed or absent in Type 1 diabetes mellitus. C-Peptide is also useful in monitoring patients who have received islet cell or pancreatic transplants. It is also measured as an additional means for evaluating glucose tolerance and glibenclamide-glucose tests.

C-Peptide is useful in distinguishing insulin-secreting tumors, i.e., insulinomas, from exogenous insulin administration. C-Peptide concentrations are severely depressed or absent in Type 1 diabetes mellitus. C-Peptide is also useful in monitoring patients who have received islet cell or pancreatic transplants. It is also measured as an additional means for evaluating glucose tolerance and glibenclamide-glucose tests.

C-Peptide is useful in distinguishing insulin-secreting tumors, i.e., insulinomas, from exogenous insulin administration. C-Peptide concentrations are severely depressed or absent in Type 1 diabetes mellitus. C-Peptide is also useful in monitoring patients who have received islet cell or pancreatic transplants. It is also measured as an additional means for evaluating glucose tolerance and glibenclamide-glucose tests.

C-Peptide is useful in distinguishing insulin-secreting tumors, i.e., insulinomas, from exogenous insulin administration. C-Peptide concentrations are severely depressed or absent in Type 1 diabetes mellitus. C-Peptide is also useful in monitoring patients who have received islet cell or pancreatic transplants. It is also measured as an additional means for evaluating glucose tolerance and glibenclamide-glucose tests.

C-Peptide is useful in distinguishing insulin-secreting tumors, i.e., insulinomas, from exogenous insulin administration. C-Peptide concentrations are severely depressed or absent in Type 1 diabetes mellitus. C-Peptide is also useful in monitoring patients who have received islet cell or pancreatic transplants. It is also measured as an additional means for evaluating glucose tolerance and glibenclamide-glucose tests.

Peptide is useful in distinguishing insulin-secreting tumors, i.e., insulinomas, from exogenous insulin administration. C-Peptide concentrations are severely depressed or absent in Type 1 diabetes mellitus. C-Peptide is also useful in monitoring patients who have received islet cell or pancreatic transplants. It is also measured as an additional means for evaluating glucose tolerance and glibenclamide-glucose tests.

C-peptide is useful in distinguishing insulin-secreting tumors, i.e. , insulinomas, from exogenous insulin administration. C-peptide concentrations are severely depressed or absent in Type 1 diabetes mellitus. C-peptide is also useful in monitoring patients who have received islet cell or pancreatic transplants. It is also measured as an additional means for evaluating glucose tolerance and glibenclamide-glucose tests.

Cardio IQ® Diabetes and ASCVD Risk Panel with Scores - Includes:  Cardio IQ® Glucose; Cardio IQ® Hemoglobin A1c; Cardio IQ® Cholesterol, Total; Cardio IQ® HDL Cholesterol; Cardio IQ® Triglycerides; Cardio IQ® Non-HDL and Calculated Components; Cardio IQ® Risks and Personal Factors

If Triglyceride is >400 mg/dL, Cardio IQ® Direct LDL will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83721).

Clinical Significance

The increasing prevalence of obesity has led to an epidemic of diabetes mellitus and related complications, including ASCVD. Prediction of the risk of ASCVD and of developing diabetes in the Cardio IQ® lab report will simplify and improve the communication of those risks to patients.

This panel provides the 10-year and lifetime risk of ASCVD events and the 8-year risk of developing diabetes. The lipid panel results will aid in the assessment of ASCVD. Assessment of 10-year risk of a first atherosclerotic cardiovascular (ASCVD) event is recommended by the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults. These guidelines recommend initiating statin therapy based on 10-year ASCVD risk score. Assessment of 8-year risk of developing diabetes mellitus is based on laboratory test results with anthropomorphic data and family history. This algorithm was developed in the Framingham cohort, and is intended to aid in the identification of patients at risk for developing diabetes, permitting pharmacological or lifestyle interventions.

IMPORTANT: For risk calculations to be performed, the following patient-specific information must be provided and recorded at the time of specimen collection:

  • Age: Years 
  • Gender: M (for male) or F (for female) 
  • Height Feet: Feet 
  • Height Inches: Inches 
  • Weight: lbs 
  • Race-African American: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Systolic Blood Pressure: mmHg
  • Diastolic Blood Pressure: mmHg
  • Treatment for High B.P.: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Diabetes Status: Y (for yes) or N (for no)
  • Parental History of Diab: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Smoking Status: Y (for Yes) or N (for no)

Cardio IQ® Diabetes Risk Panel with Score - 

Includes
Cardio IQ® Glucose; Cardio IQ® Hemoglobin A1c; Cardio IQ® Cholesterol, Total; Cardio IQ® HDL Cholesterol; Cardio IQ® Triglycerides; Cardio IQ® Non-HDL and Calculated Components; Cardio IQ® 8 Year Diabetes Risk

If Triglyceride is >400 mg/dL, Cardio IQ® Direct LDL will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83721).

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Permit the assessment of serum glucose levels and lipid levels and the prediction of the 8-year future risk of developing diabetes mellitus in patients without diabetes mellitus.

• Assess risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus
• Identify lifestyle interventions and/or pharmacotherapy
• This test provides an 8-year risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus is defined as a deficiency of insulin secretion. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for greater than 90% of all diabetes cases, is caused by a combination of insulin resistance and an inadequate compensatory insulin secretion.

Type 2 diabetes frequently goes undiagnosed, because it has no classic symptoms of diabetes and it progresses slowly from a pre-diabetic state. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 37% of individuals that are greater than 20 years old and approximately  half of those are greater than 65 years old have pre-diabetes. These individuals are at high risk for progression to type 2 diabetes and are candidates for preventive therapy that include lifestyle modification, such as weight  loss, increased physical activity, and medication.

IMPORTANT: For risk calculations to be performed, the following patient-specific information must be provided and recorded at the time of specimen collection:

  • Age: Years 
  • Gender: M (for male) or F (for female) 
  • Height Feet: Feet 
  • Height Inches: Inches 
  • Weight: lbs 
  • Race-African American: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Systolic Blood Pressure: mmHg
  • Diastolic Blood Pressure: mmHg
  • Treatment for High B.P.: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Diabetes Status: Y (for yes) or N (for no)
  • Parental History of Diab: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Smoking Status: Y (for Yes) or N (for no)

To assist with control of blood glucose levels, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended glycated hemoglobin testing (HbA1c) twice a year for patients with stable glycemia, and quarterly for patients with poor glucose control. Interpretive ranges are based on ADA guidelines

Cardio IQ® Insulin Resistance Panel with Score

Includes

  • Insulin, Intact, LC/MS/MS
  • C-Peptide, LC/MS/MS
  • Insulin Resistance Score

Patient Preparation

  • Overnight fasting is required

Clinical Significance

The determination of insulin in serum is primarily used for the diagnosis of glycemic disorders in diabetic and pre-diabetic patients in the assessment of insulin resistant syndromes. Insulin is synthesized by the pancreatic beta cell as a precursor, proinsulin. Proinsulin is processed to insulin and C-peptide, a contiguous peptide between the insulin A and B chains, as it passes through the cell. The C-peptide in the proinsulin ensures correct folding and processing of proinsulin as it passes through the cell. Both insulin and C-peptide are released together from the beta cells in response to increased glucose levels. Because of differences in half-life and hepatic clearance, peripheral blood levels of C-peptide and insulin are no longer equimolar but remain highly correlated. A steady-state plasma glucose test in individuals undergoing an insulin suppression test to assess insulin resistance found that the combination of insulin and C-peptide was a better indicator of insulin resistance than either one individually.

 

 


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Did you know that 34.2 million people in America Blood have diabetes? If you are one of these people, blood sugar monitoring is essential to monitoring your diabetes. 

Keep reading to learn more about blood sugar monitoring, different glucose blood tests, and diabetes. 

What is Diabetes?

The health condition of diabetes affects how well your body turns sugar, or glucose, into energy.

Normally, when you consume food, your body produces insulin that allows your body to use blood sugar for energy. However, having diabetes means that your body is either unable to use insulin or does not produce enough of it.

What Is Blood Sugar Monitoring?

Blood sugar monitoring is a way to help manage your diabetes. You can track your treatment progress and see what changes need to be made. 

Through monitoring, you can track your blood sugar, see how different medications affect your blood sugar levels, and see the effects of exercise and diet changes. 

There are different ways to monitor your blood sugar.

Common ways include testing through a blood sugar meter that reads your results instantly, through a continuous blood glucose monitor, and through lab tests collected by professionals. 

Using a blood sugar test shows your blood sugar range. For adults who do not have diabetes, a normal blood sugar range while fasting is 77-99mg/dL, and for people who do have diabetes, a normal blood sugar range while fasting is 80-130mg/dL.

Risk Factors of Not Monitoring Your Blood Sugar

Monitoring your blood sugar through blood sugar testing helps you control and manage your diabetes. If left unmonitored and uncontrolled, your blood sugar can drop suddenly.

This is known as hypoglycemia. Low blood sugar can make you faint, have seizures, or even go into a coma. 

Diabetes that is not managed can also cause eye problems such as the following:

  • cataracts
  • macular edema
  • glaucoma
  • diabetic retinopathy

High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is also a risk of unmonitored and unregulated blood sugar. Symptoms of high blood sugar include increased thirst and frequent urination. 

High blood sugar can result in a condition called ketoacidosis, which is when your body is unable to use sugar to fuel your body because it does not have enough insulin. 

Neuropathy is another risk associated with high blood sugar. Neuropathy is nerve damage that can cause numbness, tingling sensation, burning sensation, and pain. 

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Low and High Blood Sugar?

The signs and symptoms of low and high blood sugar vary from case to case. Some common signs and symptoms of low blood sugar include:

  • feeling tired and weak
  • dizziness
  • sweating
  • anxiety
  • shaking
  • increased heart rate
  • irritability
  • extreme feeling of hunger

Common signs and symptoms of high blood sugar include:

  • nausea
  • extreme feeling of hunger
  • extreme feeling of thirst
  • blurry vision
  • drowsiness
  • increase in urination

If you experience high or low blood sugar symptoms, you need to test your blood sugar.


Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of high and low blood sugar can help you make corrections to your treatment to avoid serious complications.

How Is Diabetes Diagnosed?

Diabetes is diagnosed by checking your blood sugar levels through a blood test. The glucose blood test will indicate if your blood sugar readings are abnormal. 

There are certain percentages of the population that are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.

People who have a family history of diabetes, are inactive or overweight, or have high blood sugar are more likely to have diabetes. 

The Lab Tests to Screen, Diagnose, and Monitor Blood Sugar

Ulta Lab Tests offers a variety of lab tests for screening, diagnosing, and monitoring blood sugar levels.

Lab tests that screen for abnormal blood sugar levels include:

Lab tests that are used to diagnose diabetes include:

There are also glucose blood tests that help you monitor your blood sugar. These include:

Once you have chosen what type of test you want to take, simply order it, have your blood drawn at one of our 2100 approved patient service centers across the country, and review your results online.

Frequently Asked Questions About Glucose Blood Tests

Monitoring your blood sugar does not have to be complicated. Here are a few frequently asked questions and their answers.

How Do I Prepare for My Test? 

Typically, the individual tests do not require special preparations. However, you may be required to fast beforehand. You will be notified of any special instructions. 

What Should I Do if I Receive an Abnormal Test Result?

If you receive an abnormal test result, you should discuss the result with a doctor. Although an abnormal result is something you should evaluate further, it does not mean that you have a condition or disorder. 

What Time of Day Should I Test My Blood Sugar?

Your blood sugar normally fluctuates during the day because of a variety of reasons. Good times to test your blood sugar for a more accurate reading are before meals. 

Do I Need to Keep Taking My Medication Before Testing?

Yes, you should always take any medications prescribed by your doctor. However, if there are any special instructions, you will be notified. 

Benefits of Glucose Blood Tests and Blood Sugar Monitoring

There are many benefits of blood sugar testing and monitoring. One of the main benefits is that you take control of your health.

Glucose blood tests can show you if you need to make lifestyle changes or manage your blood sugar through medication.

Another benefit is that blood tests and monitoring offer you peace of mind. You won't have to wonder what your blood sugar levels are, and you won't have to worry about them. 

We at Ulta Lab Tests offer you a way to understand and manage your health in a convenient and affordable way. Ulta Lab Tests offers tests that are highly accurate and reliable so you can make informed decisions about your health.

  • Secure and confidential results
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Order your blood sugar monitoring lab tests today and your results will be provided to you securely and confidentially online in 24 to 48 hours for most tests.

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