Glucagon GLUCA

Method(s) Quantitative Radioimmunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect Protease Inhibitor tube.
Transport

1 mL plasma frozen (Min: 0.5 mL).

Remarks

A butterfly 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.

Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months
Unacceptable Conditions Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
Schedule Tue
Billing Code 5010209
CPTCode 82943
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Adult: Less than or equal to 208 ng/L

No Appointment Necessary
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