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Laboratory Medicine

Test Catalogue

Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP), Plasma

Test Name

Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP), Plasma

Lavender Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Lavenders (EDTA)

Minimum Volume = 2 mL plasma

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

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect specimen after 8h fast. Specimen must be kept cold at all times following draw. Plasma separator tube is not acceptable. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Spin in a refrigerated centrifuge. Separate plasma from cells and freeze as soon as possible.Store and send frozen. If the specimen thaws it is unsuitable for analysis.

Rejection Criteria: Not frozen, unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Stability: Stable frozen for 90 days.

Transportation: Transport on ice to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

5 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

< 75pg/mL

Test Code



Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: January 23, 2020