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Vasoactive Intestinal Peptides

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code VIP
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Extraction, RIA
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.
Units pg/mL
Normal range 22-42 pg/mL
Synonyms VIP
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.
LOINC code 3125-2
Last Updated 12/19/2012 4:34:30 PM
Entry Number 980
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