Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide

Abbrev Code:VIPE   
Order Code:LAB1107Order Name:Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
CPT Codes: 84586 x1
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

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Protease Inhibitor tube
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.
Stability:After separation from cells: 72 hours refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99435


Reference Range:0-60 pg/mL

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