DBC C-Peptide ELISA kit, kit image, silhouette of a pipette
Ref CAN-C-P-4380
Kit Type: Sandwich ELISA
Kit Size: 96-well break-apart microplate
Sensitivity: 0.2 ng/mL
Sample Type: Human serum / 50 μL
Calibrator Range: 0.3–16 ng/mL
Total Assay Time: 110 minutes
Note: When using the kit, the IFU version that is provided with the kit must be followed.
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  • CAN: IVD
  • EU: IVD CE
  • USA: For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.

Human C-peptide of insulin is an amino acid chain of 3000 molecular weight, joining the A and B chains of insulin. It is secreted from the granules in the islet beta cells at equimolar concentrations with insulin. It is however not as rapidly degraded by the liver as in the case of insulin, and therefore is more stable in the blood. These characteristics make the determination of C-peptide an advantageous test as an indicator to quantify insulin. It is therefore used in evaluating hypoglycemia and insulnoma.