Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), ELISA [14512X]

Test Code
145128

CPT Codes
83520

Preferred Specimen
1 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.3 mL

Instructions
Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. Recommend cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day for improved longitudinal comparison.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-capped vial

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 year


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Received refrigerated • Gross hemolysis • Gross lipemia • Gross icterus

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

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
Setup: Wed p.m.; Report available: 5 days

Reference Range
31-86 pg/mL

Clinical Significance
This assay is intended for research use only. It may have value in the evaluation of patients with various types of cancer who are being considered for anti-angiogenesis therapy.

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



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.