C-peptide suppression test

C-peptide suppression test

Endocrinology A test which may be used to identify the causes of hypoglycemia, which '…is based on the observation that beta cell secretion (as measured by levels of C peptide) is suppressed during hypoglycemia to a lesser degree in persons with insulinomas than in normal persons.' The test requires that the serum glucose be ≥ 60 mg/dL and that the data be adjusted for body-mass index and age
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