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Insulin, Total (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Insulin,Total Chemiluminescence
Core Lab, Endocrinology uIU/mL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 7 day(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Centrifuge within 4 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross icterus
  • Gross lipemia

CPT Code

  • 83525