At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine if you have a leptin deficiency that is contributing to obesity; to identify increased leptin; on a research basis to help understand leptin's roles in the body and its ties to obesity
When to Get Tested?
When a child has severe obesity that may be due to a very rare inherited leptin deficiency; sometimes to help evaluate obesity; when participating in a research study
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?