|ID:411 ||Pro-insulin||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||Pro-insulin is secreted in excess by insulinomas due to a shortened storage phase. Pro-insulin has 10% of the hypoglycaemic effect of insulin, but it accounts for 25% of immunoreactive insulin.|
|Indication||Suspicion of an insulinoma
|Interpretation||Excess levels reliably indicate an insulinoma. High proportion of pro-insulin to insulin indicates an undifferentiated tumour e.g. an islet cell carcinoma.
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|Ref. Range Notes||For hypoglycaemic samples: <10 pmol/L|
|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||2 weeks|
|IP Routine TAT||2 weeks|
|GP Acute TAT||2 weeks|
|GP Routine TAT||2 weeks|
|Turnround Comment||Dr G Wark:email@example.com|
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