Thank you. My Dr. orders A1C and blood glucose. I am no longer on metformin because Dr feels my bg and A1C are at good levels and therefore thinks nothing more is necesssry. I know how to use a walk in lab on my own but I am not sure what to order to get the best fasting insulin info. Is C-peptide something else I should order?Welcome to the forum Jeaniemm,
Sorry for the delay, but was hoping someone that has used labs outside of a doctors practice to respond.
I personally am not familiar with tests not performed in my doctors office or hospital, but I aware that there are walk in labs or on line-labs that do testing. Probably best thing to do would be using your favorite search engine to find one and get in touch with them for what tests they offer and preparation instructions (fasting, etc.)
With the on line labs, I would think that you would have to go somewhere to get the blood drawn. If you use your doctor's office, why not just let them send it to where they normally send it to run the tests? Is the reason you are asking because your doctor isn't willing to order an insulin tests?
An insulin test by itself, may be meaningless, but not enough info has been offered. You may need to have blood glucose tested too, or C-peptide, or something else depending on the reason for testing to begin with. The labs may be able to answer your question if you are not going thru a physician.
I ordered an antibody test through JDRF at a cost of $65. They mail you the test and instructions on how to perform it. ( easy peasy). if you are T1 diabetic you will have antibodies. If not you will not have antibodies. If you have been T1 for a number of years, You may have low antibodies perhaps confusing the results. Our new endocrinologist says we could not possibly manage Ronnie's BG as well as we do if he was T1 diabetic.. He has been treated for t1 diabetes for over 21 years, by an endocrinologist with excellent credentials. (The doctor died and we have not been able to get the records. Please keep copies of your records.) That's another issue. You can go to Quest Diagnostics online and find their nearest location and the labs available. I do not know which test is the insulin test.I would like to order an out of pocket insulin blood test. Can anyone point me in the right direction in regards to the proper test(s) to order? Thank you.