Hormones: Insulin


Chemical Pathology - Routine Laboratory

Clinical indications

Insulin is an anabolic hormone that promotes glucose uptake, glycogenesis, lipogenesis, and protein synthesis of skeletal muscle and fat tissue through the tyrosine kinase receptor pathway. In addition, insulin is the most important factor in the regulation of plasma glucose homeostasis, as it counteracts glucagon and other catabolic hormones—epinephrine, glucocorticoid, and growth hormone

Specimen requirement

0.3ml Serum/Plasma

Dispatch and handling instructions

Separate plasma. Send on ice. Provide concurrent plasma glucose result if interpretation is required

Turnaround time

1 to 3 days


Not applicable

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