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Vasoactive Intestinal Peptides
|Collection Instructions||Pre-chill collection tube and transport immediately to lab on wet ice after collection.
Brown&Toland patients must have samples collected in special kit. Contact laboratory at 415-353-1667.
|Container type||Lavender top (on ice)|
|Amount to Collect||6 mL blood|
|Sample type||EDTA plasma|
|Preferred volume||3 ml plasma|
|Min. Volume||1.1 mL plasma|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Sample not received on ice.|
|Processing notes||Non-B&T patient: Immediately aliquot two portions of ≥ 1.5 mL EACH, and freeze promptly at -20C in plastic tube. Order Quest # 31252P
B&T patient: TransferEDTA whole blood to red-stopper tube containing 0.5 mL Trasylol (Aprotinin) solution (10,000 KIU/mL). Mix well, centrifuge, transfer plasma to specially labeled transport tube and freeze at -20C. Send specimen frozen.
|Normal range||22-42 pg/mL|
|Stability||Room temperature 3 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20C 4 weeks.|
|Turn around times||Test run Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. Turnaround time: 5-6 days.|
|Last Updated||12/19/2012 4:34:30 PM|