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Test ID: FPANS    
Pancreastatin

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

GI Plasma

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collect blood in special tube containing G.I. Preservative (MML

supply number T669).   Specimen should be separated and 4 mL

plasma frozen as soon as possible. 

 

NOTE:  1)  Patient should be fasting 10-12 hours prior to collection.

               2)  Patient should not be on any medications that may

                     influence Insulin levels, if possible, for at least 48 hours

                     prior to collection.  

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Anticoagulants other than EDTA with special GI preservative (MML supply T669)

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
GI PlasmaFrozen30 days