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Insulin Area Under the Curve (AUC) During Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Purpose:

To measure the area under the curve for insulin measurements during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

E10-E14

Description:

During an oral glucose tolerance test the serum or plasma insulin will change over time, with an initial rise followed by a decline. The area under curve for insulin over time correlates with pancreatic beta-cell insulin secretion. The easiest way to measure the area under the curve is to measure the area for each trapezoidal region.

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