PINS - Performance: Proinsulin, Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: PINS    
Proinsulin, Plasma

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

A polyclonal capture antibody-conjugated bead recognizing human insulin is incubated with standards, controls, and patient samples, capturing insulin and proinsulin, but not free C-peptide. Following washing, a polyclonal acridinium ester-labeled antiserum that recognizes C-peptide is added, binding to captured proinsulin, but not to captured insulin. After overnight incubation, the bead is washed, and flash-chemiluminescence is triggered and measured. The chemiluminescence signal is proportional to the concentration of proinsulin in the sample.(Kao PC, Taylor RT, Service FG: Proinsulin by novel ICMA-diagnostic implication for insulinoma. 75th Annual Meeting, Endocrine Society, #740, p 235, 1993; Kao PC, Taylor RT, Service FG: Proinsulin by immunochemiluminometric assay for the diagnosis of insulinoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1994;78:1048-1051)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday, Thursday; 10 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

2 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

7 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

3 months

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test