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HOMA-IR (Homeostasis Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance)

HOMA-IR is a useful, validated method for evaluating insulin resistance (IR). IR is reduced physiological response of the peripheral tissues to the action of insulin. It is one of the major causes of type II DM and compensatory hyperinsulinemia with consequent development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Therefore, a reliable measure of IR is important for the prediction of the metabolic syndrome (glucose intolerance, hypertension, central obesity, elevated serum TG and low serum HDL cholesterol.)

CLINICAL UTILITY:HOMA IR test is indicated in the following condition:

Central Obesity
Impaired Glucose Tolerance
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
High serum Triglycerides with low serum HDL-C
The patient should be fasting for 6-12 hours before sample collection in any of the branches of alfa Laboratories


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