Test Catalog



Alternative Names: GGON, E520

Includes: Glucagon

Sample Type: Plasma

Preferred Container: Protease Inhibitor Tube

Sample Volume: 1.0 mL

Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Handling Instructions: Protease Inhibitor Tube, available from AEL client supply department. A winged collection set must be used. NOT RECOMMENDED: Filling collection tubes directly through a needle/tube-holder assembly increase the risk of chemical reflux back into the vein of the patient. WARNING: Collection tubes are NOT STERILE. Mix Collection tube thoroughly. Separate the plasma from the cells within 1 hour of collection by centrifugation. Transfer 1 mL plasma to a Standard Transport Tube and freeze. Do not submit the collection tube for testing.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Specimen Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 48 hours

Testing Frequency: Tuesday

Expected Turn Around Time: 4-12 Days

Testing Facility: ARUP

CPT Codes: 82943

Note: Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered