LOINC
Version 2.73

20448-7Insulin [Units/volume] in Serum or PlasmaActive

Part Descriptions

LP14676-8   Insulin
A protein hormone secreted by beta cells of the pancreas. Insulin plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, generally promoting the cellular utilization of glucose. It is also an important regulator of protein and lipid metabolism. Insulin is used as a drug to control insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

LP14676-8   Insulin
Insulin is a hormone secreted by the islet cells of the pancreas when an increase in blood glucose is detected. Insulin attaches to the insulin receptors on the surface of most of the cells. When insulin binds its receptor, other receptors are activated so that glucose is taken up by the cells. Intracellular glucose is used as a source of energy. Information from EndocrineWeb.com accessed 2008 08 18. Source: Regenstrief Institute

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Insulin
Property
ACnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser/Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
Insulin SerPl-aCnc
Display Name
Insulin Qn
Consumer Name Alpha
Insulin, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 1.0m
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
864
Common Orders Rank
220

Reference Information

Type Source Reference
Mapping Guidance Regenstrief Help (Per Wikipedia http://bit.ly/hohGbq) 1 IU is the biological equivalent of about 45.5 μg pure crystalline insulin (1/22 mg exactly). This corresponds to the old USP insulin unit, first suggested by Frederick Banting et.al. in 1922. Mapper’s Guide for the Top 2000 plus LOINC Laboratory Observations

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
95110-3 Insulin post fasting and meal stimulation panel - Serum or Plasma
48615-9 Insulin.free and Insulin.total panel [Units/volume] - Serum or Plasma

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
胰岛素:任意型浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
insuline:eenheid/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Insuliin:Acnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Insuline:Concentration arbitraire:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Insuline:Concentration arbitraire:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Insuline:Arbitraire/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Insulin:Arbiträre Konzentration:Zeitpunkt:Serum oder Plasma:Quantitativ:
el-GRGreek (Greece)
Ινσουλίνη:Αυθαίρετη συγκέντρωση:Χρονική στιγμή:Ορός/Πλάσμα:Ποσοτική:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Insulina:ACnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
인슐린:임의농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Insulina:ACnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Инсулин:ПроизвКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
insulina:concentración arbitraria:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Insulina:Concentración arbitraria:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Insulina:Concentración arbitraria:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
İnsülin:SçKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
u[IU]/mL Example UCUM Units
mcU/mL REGENSTRIEF

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