Insulin Level


Abbrev Code:INS   
Order Code:LAB4189Order Name:Insulin Level
Methodology:Roche: Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)
CPT Codes: 83525 x1, 83525 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (lithium heparin, gel) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis; patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (i.e. >5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours following the last biotin administration.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Roche: 4 hours at room temperature; 2 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Vista: 8 hours at room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East)


Interpretive

Reference Range:2.6-24.9 μU/mL
Use:Differentiating Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.


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