Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide


Sunquest Code:VIPE  
Epic Code:LAB1107Epic Name:Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
Synonyms:VIP
Methodology:Radioimmunoassay
CPT Code:84586
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 3-7 days.
Special Instructions:The performance characteristics of this test were validated by ARUP Laboratories, Inc. The FDA has not approved this test. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Collection Instructions:A Protease Inhibitor tube (available through ARUP Client Services) and a winged collection set must be used. Filling collection tubes directly through a needle/tube-holder assembly is not recommended and increases the risk of chemical reflux back into the vein of the patient. Collection tubes are not sterile.
Causes for Rejection:Grossly hemolyzed specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection and aliquot 1 mL; 0.5 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99435


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-60 pg/mL


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