Adiponectin Blood Test
Test Code: 004650
Specimen Type: Blood
Adiponectin Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures the level of Adiponectin in the blood. Adiponectin is a protein produced by fat cells (adipocytes). It plays an important role in a number of bodily processes including metabolizing lipids, insulin response, glucose regulation, and reducing inflammation. Lowered adiponectin production is associated with obesity. Studies have found that people with higher concentrations of visceral fat, which forms around the internal organs as opposed to beneath the skin, have lower levels of adiponectin. Typically, higher levels of adiponectin reduce the risk of heart disease and heart attack while lower levels increase risk. Deficiency of adiponectin can contribute to a number of health complications including elevated cholesterol, insulin resistance, diabetes, and increased risk of cancer. Weight loss, physical exercise, and a healthy diet can all contribute to increasing adiponectin levels. A person's doctor may also recommend therapeutic adiponectin supplements.
An adiponectin test may be ordered when a person is overweight or obese, especially if they have a family history of health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.
Turnaround for this test is typically 4-9 business days.
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