Insulin, Serum

CPT Code(s):

83525

Methodology:

Chemiluminescent immunometric assay

Performed:

Monday - Friday

Reported:

Within 3 days

Use:

This test is used to detect of insulinoma. Do not use to diagnose diabetes mellitus.

Specimen Requirements:

Collect blood by venipuncture into an SST/gold-top tube or alternatively a light-green/lithium heparin tube.

For serum, allow the specimens to clot at room temperature. Separate the serum/plasma from the cells, using a refrigerated centrifuge and avoid hemolysis. If possible, keep specimens cold (2 - 8°C).

Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing):

  • Refrigerated (2 - 8°C): 7 days
  • Frozen (-20°C): 3 months

Collection Procedure:

-

Reference Values:

= 29.1 µIU/mL-Fasting

Interpretation Data:

-

Notes:

UFHPL Test #:

Reported Notes:

-

Result:

-