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Just got my printout of my most recent blood work and need help reading the information. It's all listed by medical names and I do not know what to look for. I had my doctor do a c peptide and a gad test and I do not know what these tests are called on the printout I received. Does anyone know the medical name for these tests. I looked for anything that might reference either c-peptide or gad but could not find it.

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GAD stands for glutamic acid decarboxylase, if that's any help.




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Hello everyone,

Just got my printout of my most recent blood work and need help reading the information. It's all listed by medical names and I do not know what to look for. I had my doctor do a c peptide and a gad test and I do not know what these tests are called on the printout I received. Does anyone know the medical name for these tests. I looked for anything that might reference either c-peptide or gad but could not find it.
Here's a page that describes most of the lab results: Understanding Routine Lab Test Results - Lab Test Errors, Abnormalities -AARP

Regarding c-peptide, here's a description: The C-peptide level may be measured in a patient with type 2 diabetes to see if any insulin is still being produced by the body. It may also be measured in cases of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) to see if the person's body is producing too much insulin. Insulin C-peptide: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

If you are reading your lab results, there will be a column that tells you what the normal range is and one with your results. If there is an H by any of them, it means your results are higher (or lower I guess) than the ideal range.

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