|Mnemonic: ||[UNLIST LAB]|
|Specimen: || Patient must be fasting for 10-12 hours prior to specimen collection.|
Patient should not be on any medications that may influence insulin levels, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to collection.
Special collection instructions:
Collect 10 mL EDTA plasma in a chilled special tube (Z-tube with G.I. Preservative). Read the instructions on the collection tube carefully. These tubes are special ordered from ARUP. There is no substitute tube.
Contact the laboratory before collection.
|Minimum Spec: ||1 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Critical Frozen sample. Freeze immediately and transport frozen.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 2004232|
| Method: ||Direct Radioimmunoassay|
|Note: ||Collection tubes (Z-tube with G.I. Preservative) are kept refrigerated in the storage refrigerator in Outpatient Drawing Facility. They should be reordered as used (each tube costs $30; please don't order extras).|
|Processing Info: ||Separate plasma within one hour of collection and freeze ASAP. 2 ml plasma (minimum 1 mL)|
Send on a manual requisition to ARUP.
Samples not collected in the special tube are unacceptable..