Pancreatic Polypeptide : 39438

Test Code
PANPOQ or 39438

CPT Codes

Overnight fasting is preferred.

Lavender (EDTA) tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge lavender top tube and aliquot 0.5 mL plasma (Min: 0.3 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 year


Setup Schedule

Report Available
4-8 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

This test is performed using and electrochemiluminescent method. Values obtained from different assay methods cannot be used interchangeable. pancreatic Polypeptide levels, regardless of value, should not be interpretedas absolute evidence of the presence or absence of disease.

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano. It has not been cleared or approved by FDS. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Reference Range
Effective 4-13-2020
<4 years:    Not established
4-17 years:      92-752 pg/mL
> or= 18 years:      56-480 pg/mL 

Clinical Significance
Detection of Pancreatic Polypeptide is used in the assessment of pancreatic tumor burden and to assist in the early diagnosis of pancreatic tumors. The measurement of pancreatic polypeptide  is also used to monitor pancreatic carcinoma therapy and to predict the recurrence of pancreatic tumors.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics

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.