Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide VIPEP

Method(s) Radioimmunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

Protease Inhibitor tube.

Transport 1 mL plasma (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. 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 Wed, Sat
Billing Code 5010067
CPTCode 84586
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

0-60 pg/mL

No Appointment Necessary
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