Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) : 1001403

Message
Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Test Code
VEGR or 1001403

Alias/See Also
VEGF

CPT Codes
83520

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

Lavender (EDTA).

Transport Container
Centrifuge lavender and transfer 1 mL plasma to a standard transport tube, (Min: 0.3 mL) and freeze.

Transport Temperature
Frozen.

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 year

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis. Gross lipemia. Gross icterus. Non-frozen specimen.

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Setup Schedule
Wednesday

Report Available
1-8 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Limitations
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.

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



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.