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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Insulin

Test Name

Insulin

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

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

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top tube. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label

Stability: Stable 8 hours at room temperature, 1 day refrigerated and 1 Month frozen.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP.

Spin sample time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Let sample clot adequately at room temperature before centrifugation. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. .

Sample Rejection Criteria: Multiple freeze/thaw unacceptable,Groosly hemolyzed specimen, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 Day

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

Fasting: 13-161 pmol/L

Test Code

INSU

Methodology

Immunoenzymatic Sandwich assay

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information