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Pancreastatin

Mnemonic:    [UNLIST LAB]
Name:    Pancreastatin
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..