Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP): 1001410

Message
This test should not be requested on patients who have recently received radioactive material.

Test Code
VASIP or 1001410

Alias/See Also
VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide)

CPT Codes
84586

Instructions
Fasting required (8 hours).

EDTA lavender tube.

Transport Container
Separate the plasma from cells by centrifugation Transfer 1 mL plasma to a Standard Transport Tube and immediately freeze. (Min: 0.55 mL)

Transport Temperature
Frozen.

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 90 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis. Gross lipemia.

Methodology
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Setup Schedule
Monday and Wednesday

Report Available
3-8 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
less than 75 pg/mL

Clinical Significance
Detection of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide producing tumors in patients with chronic diarrheal diseases.

Performing Laboratory
Mayo Medical Laboratories



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