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Diabetes and insulin marker

C-peptide

The amount of C-peptide in the blood is used to measure the insulin production of the pancreas and helps in the classification of diabetes and treatment choices.

What is C-peptide?

C-peptide, insulin production and the pancreas are all interconnected and affect each other. The pancreas is the primary gland that produces insulin and C-peptide. When blood sugar rises, it signals the pancreas to start producing insulin and C-peptide.

Insulin helps regulate blood sugar by helping to lower blood sugar levels by supplying cells with energy and by preventing overproduction of glucose. C-peptide is part of proinsulin and is released together with insulin in the pancreas. C-peptide has no direct function in the regulation of blood sugar, but it helps measure insulin production from the pancreas.

Why is c-peptide analyzed?

The amount of C-peptide in the blood can be used to measure the insulin production of the pancreas. A decrease in C-peptide levels may indicate a decrease in insulin production, while an increase in C-peptide levels may indicate an increase in insulin production. C-Peptide is measured to help classify diabetes and to choose which treatment may help. In diabetes type 1, C-Peptide levels are low and in diabetes type 2, C-Peptide levels are elevated.

What can a low value of C-peptide due to?

A low value of C-peptide can indicate a lack of insulin production from the pancreas, which can be a sign of type 1 diabetes.

What can an elevated c-peptide value be due to?

An elevated C-peptide value can be due to increased insulin production, low insulin levels, diseases of the pancreas or medical treatment. A further diagnostic examination is needed to determine the cause and the correct treatment.

The result from C-Peptide should be interpreted together with a simultaneously taken P-Glucose.

Tests containing the marker C-peptide

Blood sugar tests

Blood sugar tests


CPE
Diabetes test

C-Peptide

  • Measures C-Peptide level
  • Gives answers to type of diabetes
  • Blood test before decision on treatment
  • Recommended together with glucose

149 kr

Health checks

Health checks


Health Check - Diabetes
  • Health check designed for annual control of diabetes.
  • Includes a total of 15 health markers.
  • Get knowledge and insight into your blood sugar values.
  • Can identify early signs of diabetes.

495 kr

-17%
Health check man plus
Comprehensive health check

Health check man plus

  • Comprehensive health check for men.
  • Includes 65 different health tests.
  • Provides insight into your health data.
  • 10 different health areas.

4 595 kr3 795 kr

-17%
Woman Plus
Max health check

Woman Plus

  • Extended health screening for women.
  • 65 different health tests are included.
  • Several markers of hormonal balance.

4 595 kr3 795 kr