Days Set Up
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Analytic Time

8 hours

MiChart Code
C-Peptide
Soft Order Code
CPEP

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Connecting Peptide
C-Peptide Reactivity
CPR
Endogenous Insulin, Marker
Insulin C-Peptide
C PEPTIDE
CPEP
C-PEPTIDE

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Test Usage

Evaluate residual beta cell function in patients with diabetes mellitus treated with insulin, low in instances of surreptitious injection of insulin, elevated in insulin autoimmune hypoglycemia, workup of hypoglycemia and to aid in the diagnosis of insulinoma with glucose and insulin assays.

Reference Range

1.0-5.2 ng/ml (fasting)

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in green top tube from a fasting patient (red top tube is acceptable). Place specimen on ice immediately after collection and keep cold until ready to aliquot. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial and freeze within 1 hour of collection.

Normal Volume
1 mL plasma
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL plasma

Billing Information

CPT Code
84681
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
Z15-8

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.