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VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL POLYPEPTIDE

Mnemonic

VIP

Synonym

VIP

Guidelines

This test should not be requested on patients who have recently received radioactive material.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient should be fasting, 8 hour.

Collect

Plasma, one 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Centrifuge and freeze 1.0 mL of EDTA plasma immediately in a plastic tube. Send frozen.

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed

Method

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (8150)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84586

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:43 AM


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