Quantose™ IR is a simple, fasted blood test used to measure your level of insulin sensitivity - your body’s ability to use insulin efficiently to bring glucose into your cells.

  • What is Insulin Resistance?

    • Occurs when the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively 
    • One of the earliest signs of prediabetes, diabetes, and/or cardiovascular disease, and a potential predictor of disease progression 
  • Who is at risk for Insulin Resistance?

    Individuals who are at risk for Insulin Resistance are…

    • Overweight or obese
    • Have risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes
    • Have cardiovascular disease such as hypertension
    • Have a family history of Insulin Resistance
    • Certain ethnicities – African American, Latino, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders
    • Aging increases risk of Insulin Resistance 
  • How does the Quantose™ IR test help my physician?

    • Helps your physician to make decisions regarding intervention options to help delay or prevent development of Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease
    • May help your physician to assess your response to life style and/or therapeutic interventions 
  • How can I get a Quantose™ IR test?

    If your healthcare provider does not already order the test, ask them to phone Metabolon at   1-844-IR-FIRST (1-844-473-4778) or email at