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Pancreatic Polypeptide

Mnemonic:    [PAN POLY]
Name:    Pancreatic Polypeptide
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. Patient should be fasting for 10 hours prior to collection of specimen.

Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to sit in collection tube for 15-20 minutes at room temperature for proper clot formation. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection

Plasma is unacceptable. Severely hemolyzed or lipemic samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 1 day refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0099436
  Method:    Radioimmunoassay