Adiponectin : 1016105

Test Code
ADIPOQ or 1016105

CPT Codes
83520

Instructions
Overnight fasting is required.

Serum separator tube or plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge serum separator tube and transport, 1 mL serum (Min: 0.5 mL). If plain red, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL serum (Min: 0.5 mL) into a standard transport tube. Refrigerate immediately.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis; Grossly Lipemic; Icteric samples.

Methodology
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Setup Schedule
Wednesday

Report Available
3 days after Wednesday setup (3-11 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
                                           Males (mcg/mL)   Females (mcg/mL) 
Less than 25 kg/m2:               4-26                    5-37 
25-30 kg/m2:                         4-20                    5-28 
Greater than 30 kg/m2:           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



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