FVEGF - Specimen: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), ELISA

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FVEGF    
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), ELISA

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma EDTA

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.


Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of EDTA plasma frozen in a plastic vial.

NOTE: Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. Recommend cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day for improved longitudinal comparison.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.3 mL

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


Mild OK; Gross reject


Warm reject; Cold reject


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross 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
Plasma EDTAFrozen (preferred)365 days
 Refrigerated 48 hours