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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.
 

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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.
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?
 

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Thank you everyone. I guess I will just trust the A1C's for now, hard for me to do that when my mom, dad and all of my siblings are type 2. My mom has progressed to insulin injections and dad died of a heart attack. I also just found out I have multiple cysts on both kidneys after having a mri for back pain.
 
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