FPANS - Specimen: Pancreastatin

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FPANS    

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated 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 2 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 The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1 mL

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




Warm reject; Cold reject






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 temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
GI PlasmaFrozen60 days