Quest Diagnostics Test Code: 561

Insulin is a very important hormone that helps in the regulation of blood glucose levels. Insulin is produced by the beta-cells of the pancreas. It helps to transport glucose into cells in order to be used as a source of energy. It also play a role in the metabolism of lipids. A decrease in insulin of inability for the body to produce insulin is call diabetes. This is a serious disease that can lead to kidney and heart damage, vasculopathy and neuropathy and eventually death. This test is used to measure the amount of insulin in the blood in other to establish insulin resistance and diabetes.

This test is performed in following conditions such as:

• Sweating
• Palpitations
• Hunger
• Confusion
• Blurred vision
• Dizziness
• Fainting
• In serious cases, seizures and loss of consciousness


Fasting Required.


Specimen Collected
  • Blood
Estimated Time Taken

Turnaround time for the Insulin test is typically 1 business day.