FNEUR - Specimen: Neurotensin

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Test Name

Test ID: FNEUR    

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


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 10 mL of blood in special Z-tube (MML supply number T701). Specimen should be separated and 3 mL plasma frozen as soon as possible.


Patient preparation:

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

            2)  Patient should not be on any antacid medication or medications that affect gastroentero-intestinal function, 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

Specimens other than


Anticoagulants other than

Z-tube (MML supply T701)




Warm reject; Cold reject





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
PlasmaFrozen30 days