Insulin Level


Sunquest Code:INS  
Epic Code:LAB4189Epic Name:Insulin Level
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Code:83525
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:3-25 mU/L
Use:Differentiating Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.


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