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Insulin Blood Test

Insulin Blood Test

A blood test to measure your level of fasting insulin in the blood which can help to diagnose the cause of low blood sugar as well as diabetes.
Blood sample 1 test included 2 working days turnaround


Insulin is a hormone that is produced and stored in the pancreas. When blood glucose levels rise after a meal, insulin causes the body’s cells to take up glucose where is it is used for energy production and storage. Insulin regulates blood glucose concentrations and controls the levels of carbohydrates and fats stored in the body.

We need insulin daily to survive as without it, glucose cannot reach the body’s cells causing the cells to starve and blood glucose levels rise to dangerous levels.One of insulins main roles is to remove sugar from the blood and store it in the cells for future energy use. Raised insulin levels can be a sign of insulin resistance which occurs when the cells fail to respond to the normal actions of insulin. Insulin resistance often remains undetected but can be a sign of type 2 diabetes.

This test measures the level of insulin in the blood after fasting overnight.


Fast 8 - 10 hrs prior to sample being taken. Do not consume alcohol 24 hrs before test or cease prescribed medication without consulting your Doctor.

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.