Adiponectin [15060X]

Test Code
150608

CPT Codes
83520

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Container

Plastic screw-cap vial



Transport Temperature
Refrigerated

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Grossly lipemic, hemolyzed, or icteric samples will be rejected.

Methodology
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

FDA Status
This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

Setup Schedule
Wed Morning; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
Body Mass Index (ug/mL)    Males Females
< 25 kg/meters-squared:      4-26      5-37
25-30 kg/meters-squared:    4-20      5-28
> 30 kg/meters-squared:       2-20      4-22


Clinical Significance
The adiponectin ELISA assay quantitatively measures human adiponectin in serum. It has been shown that decreased expression of adiponectin correlates with insulin resistance. Adiponectin appears to be a potent insulin enhancer linking adipose tissue and whole body glucose metabolism.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130



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