SOMATOSTATIN

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a prechilled lavender EDTA tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.8 mL plasma (0.6 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Non-frozen sample, gross lipemia, gross icterus

Methodology
Extraction, Radioimmunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 8 hours; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
Adult: <=30 pg/mL

Performed
Varies 1 x per week

Turnaround Time10-14 days
Test CodeSOMAT
CPT-4 Code (s)
84307
LOINC Codes
2961-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory