The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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5 mL blood in EDTA (preferred) or a plain tube; must be separated and frozen immediately.
Simultaneous plasma glucose levels are required for interpretation.
<5 mU/L during hypoglycaemia; 4-10 mU/L after 8 hour fast, and with a normal plasma glucose.
Investigation of fasting hypoglycaemia and insulin resistant states.
Neither insulin nor C-peptide assays are of value in the interpretation of a GTT.
Increased levels and increased insulin/glucose ratios are found with pancreatic islet beta cell hyperplasia or insulinomas.
Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and insulin therapy may also give high levels.
To identify self-administration of insulin as a cause of hypoglycaemia, C-peptide assay is also required. See C peptide.
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