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Order Code CH206
Turnaround Time 24-48 hours
Test Includes


Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Specimens
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Room temperature
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 48 hours
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 7 days
Test Details
Immunoturbidimetric Assay
Clinical Significance

Obesity is strongly associated with the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.1-4 Recent studies have suggested that adipose tissue may play an important role in the development of these conditions and their complications through the secretion of various bioactive molecules referred to as adipokines. Adipokines contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity-linked disorders through their abilities to modulate inflammatory and metabolic processes. Diminished levels of adiponectin have been associated with the increased prevalence of obesity-linked cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease and peripheral artery disease.3 Adiponectin is a plasma adipokine protein secreted specifically by adipose tissue.

Reference Ranges

≤ 14 µg/mL