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Overnight fasting is mandatory.

Sample Type
3 ml of Serum and 2 ml of fluoride plasma. Fasting sample.


The HOMA-IR test is used for checking insulin resistance and gauging metabolic health. In insulin resistance, cells resist insulin and hinder its role in controlling blood sugar levels. This condition significantly contributes to the onset of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic challenges. The HOMA-IR test offers a straightforward and non-intrusive method to assess insulin resistance. Testing involves checking fasting blood glucose and fasting insulin levels. Typically, this is done using a blood sample taken after an overnight fast. 

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Insulin, Fasting Beta Cell Function (%B) HOMA-IR Insulin Sensitivity (%S) Plasma Glucose Fasting

Frequently asked questions

A high HOMA-IR value suggests increased insulin resistance, indicating a potential risk for developing metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes.

The testing frequency depends on individual health factors, but it is often recommended as part of routine metabolic assessments for at-risk people.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle involving balanced nutrition and regular exercise enhances insulin resistance and improves HOMA-IR values

Certain medications, particularly those affecting insulin levels, may influence HOMA-IR results. Consult with a healthcare professional for accurate interpretation.

HOMA-IR estimates insulin resistance but may miss some metabolic health aspects. It's most effective when combined with other diagnostic tools.

Yes, fasting is crucial for accurate results, as it helps stabilize insulin and glucose levels before the blood sample is taken.

HOMA-IR values can vary based on diet, physical activity, and overall health.

Age affects insulin sensitivity, but the HOMA-IR test works for all age ranges in evaluating insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance boosts cardiovascular disease risk. Monitoring and managing HOMA-IR is crucial for overall health.

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