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Insulin

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Test Update Information Effective March 15, 2011, Insulin testing is being performed in-house using the same instrument-methodology (Siemens Centaur) that was used by UC Davis Clinical Labs.
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code INS
Performed by China Basin Chemistry
Sendout? Yes
Method Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Patient Preparation An overnight fast is required prior to specimen collection or reference ranges will not apply.
Container type Gold top or Red top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.6 mL serum
Processing notes Centrifuge promptly. Freeze serum at -20C.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Sample collected in other than Gold top or red top.
Units µU/mL
Normal range
Fasting 3.3-22.1 µU/mL

Reference range was adopted from UC Davis Clinical Labs based on in-house validation studies performed using the same instrument-methodology (Siemens Centaur) on samples from adult subjects with normal FBS (70-99 mg/dL) and A1c (4.3-5.6%).

Note: if patient was not fasting the normal ranges may not apply.

Pediatric reference ranges not available for this immunoassay platform.
Turn around times Test performed Thursday. Turnaround time: 3-10 days.
CPT coding 83525
LOINC code 20448-7
Last Updated 9/19/2012 8:49:23 AM
Entry Number 571
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