VASOACTIVE INTESTINE POLYPEPTIDE

Code
000.0000
Name
VASOACTIVE INTESTINE POLYPEPTIDE
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
VIP
CPT Codes
84586
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
44265
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

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Plasma (EDTA plus Aprotinin)

Volume

1.0 mL

Transport Info

CRITICAL FROZEN – Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered
Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection
Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Frozen

Fasting Required?
True
Patient Instructions

Collect blood into chilled lavender top (EDTA) tube
Immediately after collection, add 0.04 cc aprotinin per mL of whole blood
Example: 3 mL EDTA tube would require 0.12cc of aprotinin (3 x 0.04 cc = 0.12 cc aprotinin)

Reference Range

0-60 pg/mL

Methodology

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Clinical Significance

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