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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Glucagon

Test Name

Glucagon

Lavender Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 LavenderS

Minimum Volume = 2 ml Plasma (EDTA)

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect fasting specimen. Pre-chill tube at 4°C before drawing the specimen. Draw into the pre-chilled tube, and then chill tube in wet ice for 10 minutes. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Centrifuge in a refrigerated centrifuge or in chilled centrifuge cup. Immediately after centrifugation, remove plasma, place in a plastic transport vial and freeze.

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable Frozen for 90 days

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

≤6 hours: 100-650 pg/mL
1-2 days: 70-450 pg/mL
1-2 days: 70-450 pg/mL
2-4 days: 100-650 pg/mL
4-14 days: declining gradually to adult range
>14 days: >14 d: ≤80 (Based on 95% confidence limits)

Test code

GLUCA

Methodology

Extraction/Immunoassay

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: January 20, 2020