|Sample Requirement||Turnaround Time|
|Serum||Same working day|
Serum insulin is sometimes a useful ‘screening’ test for equine cushing’s syndrome and metabolic syndrome. Results <50 miu/ml are considered normal in grazing or fasting stabled horses and ponies.
Raised insulin levels are seen in horses with peripheral insulin resistance, which can occur in cases of Equine Cushing’s Syndrome and Equine Metabolic Syndrome. Many classical cases have serum insulin levels of >1000 miu/ml.
Samples should not be collected from stabled horses within two hours following a feed.
|Adult Non-Thoroughbred Horses||8.0-47.5|
|Two-Year-Old Thoroughbred Horses in Training||8.0-47.5|
|Three-Year-Old Thoroughbred Horses in Training||8.0-47.5|
|Adult Thoroughbred Horses at Stud||8.0-47.5|