Test Details

Mnemonic

VGCC

Ordering Code

3423750

CPT-4 Code(s)

86596

Specimen Information

Collect

Red top

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis or lipemia. Specimens received room temperature or that have undergone >3 freeze/thaw cycles.

Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 35 days

Methodology

Radiobinding Assay
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Reference Range

<30 pmol/L
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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