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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

GLP-1

Clinical Significance

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, including increased blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Key features of metabolis syndrome include insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, hypertension, dislipidemia and central obesity - all of which are risk factors for artherosclerosis, coronart heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and even premature death. Several gut hormones or peptide hormones have been identified and play a significant role in the regulation of gut motility and secretion, pancreatic islet hormone secretion, food intake, energy expenditure and taking part in both neurotransmission and neuromodulation.

Test Name

GLP-1

Alternate Name/ Synonym

Glucagon-like peptide-1

Test Code

RD031

Division

Biochemistry- Test Development Multiplex

Method

Luminex Multiplex

Turn Around Time

Batch testing (37 samples)

Disease/Condition

Metabolic Disease

Specimen Type

Serum  or EDTA Plasma

Minimum Specimen Requirements

300 uL for the whole cytokine panel

Storage/Transportation

Send frozen

Special Requirements

* For research purposes only.

Approval is required

CPT Codes

83520

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212