GLUCAGON

Specimen Required
Collect Protease Inhibitor tube (obtain from lab) using a winged collection kit. Filling collection tubes directly through a needle/tube-holder assembly increases the risk of chemical reflux back into the vein of the patient and is NOT RECOMMENDED. Collection tubes are NOT STERILE. Mix collection tube thoroughly. Separate the plasma from the cells within one hour of collection by centrifugation. Transfer 1.0 mL plasma (0.5 mL minimum) to a screw-capped plastic vial and freeze. Do NOT submit the collection tube for testing.

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Radioimmunoassay

Stability
After separation from cells: Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
<=208 ng/L

Performed
Tuesday

Turnaround Time10-14 days
Test CodeGLUCN
CPT-4 Code (s)
82943
LOINC Codes
2338-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory