Insulin Level

Abbrev Code:INS   
Order Code:LAB4189Order Name:Insulin Level
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 83525 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Moderate 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.
Stability:Stability: 8 hours at room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated; up to 3 months frozen at -20 degrees C.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank)


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

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