Test Catalog

Test

Code
E517
Name
VASO INTESTINAL PEPTIDE
Description
Test Contains (LOINC)
Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (3125-2)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type
Plasma
Preferred Container
Protease Inhibitor tube
Sample Volume
1.0 mL
Minimal Sample 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 increases 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 cells within 1 hour of collection by centrifugation. Transfer 1 mL plasma to a Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL) Do not submit the collection tube for testing.
Client Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months
Unsuitable Specimen
Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
TESTING
Frequency
Wednesday, Saturday
Expected Turn Around
4 – 8 Days
Responsible Dept
Reference Lab
Referral Lab
ARUP
Referral Lab Code
0099435
CPT
84586
Methodology
Quantitative Radioimmunoassay
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Notes
Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.