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GLUCAGON, PLASMA

Mnemonic

GLUCAGON

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient should be fasting

Collect

Plasma, one prechilled lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Prechill a lavender (EDTA) top tube at 4°C before drawing the specimen. Draw the prechilled lavender (EDTA) top tube and process 2.0 mL of EDTA plasma as follows: After drawing specimen, chill lavender (EDTA) top tube in wet ice for 10 minutes. Centrifuge in a refrigerated centrifuge or in chilled centrifuge cups. Immediately after centrifugation, remove EDTA plasma, place in a plastic transport tube and freeze.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Specimens other than EDTA plasma

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Thur

Reported

3-7 days

Method

Immunoassay Following Extraction

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (GLP)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82943

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 04:53:42 PM


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