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Insulin Resistance Blood Test
Insulin Resistance Blood Test
Insulin Resistance Blood Test
Insulin Resistance Blood Test

Insulin Resistance Blood Test

This blood test measures how your body processes insulin and whether you are becoming insulin resistant which is a sign of type 2 diabetes.
Blood sample 4 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Diabetes

Diabetes (4 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Do not eat for 12 hours prior to your test. Drink plenty of water, if you take medication then you are allowed to take it as you would normally. Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Insulin is a hormone made in the beta cells of the pancreas. It helps the glucose which is in your blood enter your cells to be used as energy. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body's cells become resistant to insulin, leaving high amounts of glucose circulating in the blood where it can damage your organs and raise your risk of cardiovascular disease. 

This test will tell you whether your body is starting to have difficulties in processing glucose and may give you an early indication that you are at risk of developing prediabetes or diabetes. Learning about insulin resistance is the first step toward making lifestyle changes that can help prevent diabetes and other health problems. 

People who are overweight and obese, have high belly fat, and are generally inactive are at increased risk of developing insulin resistance. 

High temperatures can affect the stability and quality of an insulin sample. This means that an insulin sample must be taken at the laboratory which analyses the sample and cannot be taken as a home test.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You have some of the risk factors for diabetes and you want to check your status
  • You know your lifestyle could be healthier and you want to check your risk for diabetes
  • You have a family history of type 2 diabetes
  • You have previously had a borderline diabetes test

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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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.