Is the connecting piece between insulin molecules. The C-peptide level can be used to gauge insulin production in the body.
A substance made by the pancreas. C-peptide and insulin are both part of a larger molecule that gets split apart before being released into the blood. Abnormal blood levels of C-peptide may occur in certain diseases, such as diabetes or cancer.
C-Peptide has been defined 2 different ways in documents like INCIID Glossary, NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.