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Blood Test Information

Urine C-Peptide:Creatinine ratio
(a.k.a UCPCR)

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Special instructions
Specimen type: Boric acid MSU container. Telephone 824712 to order.
For full instructions on sample collection see link below.
Patients should continue taking their insulin as usual.
Sent away to Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Reference range
See report or link below on interpretation.


Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
UCPCR is used in patients on insulin treatment to assess endogenous insulin secretion. The interpretation depends on the specific clinical scenario i.e. type of diabetes and treatment. For further information see link below.

» Patient instructions available here.
» Interpretation of Urine C-peptide Creatinine ratio.


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