The adiponectin test checks the adiponectin blood level.
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The adiponectin test, sometimes known as an adiponectin lab test, measures the adiponectin blood level.
Adiponectin is a hormone released from fat tissue that plays a role in regulating specific diabetes markers. Importantly, adiponectin helps regulate blood glucose levels by inhibiting the release of glucose into the blood and by increasing how much is stored. Adiponectin levels are thought to be more relevant in Type 2 diabetes (as opposed to Type 1 diabetes). In Type 2 diabetes, cells in the body are resistant to the effects of blood insulin. Adiponectin, when present in the blood, is thought to increase the body's insulin sensitivity and increase the metabolism of fatty acids. This explains why people with Type II diabetes and other related conditions typically have adiponectin levels and, as a result, lower insulin sensitivity. Adiponectin and leptin are through to be synergistic in their effects.
To get an adiponectin test near you at a Quest Diagnostics lab, just order online and get your blood drawn at the selected lab. This adiponectin blood test utilizes an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methodology. Once the adiponectin lab results are ready, they will be available for electronic download. Please note that this adiponectin test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA and the analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.
Adiponectin as measured by the blood adiponectin test level has become an interesting target for drug therapy and ongoing research since its discovery in the 1990s. Along with insulin, adiponectin may have a useful place for future therapies to help stabilize glucose levels in certain people.
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