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Having alcohol dependency: Is Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) test a reliable indicator?

If you are having dependency on alcohol characterized by intense craving for alcohol, suffer withdrawal symptoms on stopping drinking and feel that there is deterioration in your health, then you need medical help. Your doctor will order various blood tests including liver function tests which consist of tests for liver function testing your bilirubin, albumin, prothrombin time and those for liver damage for checking liver enzymes.

C-peptide -What does it tell about your Diabetes?

Let us see what is C-peptide? C-peptide or connecting peptide is also known as Proinsulin C-peptide. It consists of 31 amino acids and is the middle segment of proinsulin in between the two chains. When proinsulin undergoes cleavage, insulin and C-peptide are released. Since equal amounts of insulin and C-peptide are produced, C-peptide is used as a marker of endogenous insulin secretion and the condition of insulin producing pancreatic beta cells which regulate the blood sugar levels, hence playing a major role in Diabetes.