Pancreastatin
Label Mnemonic: PAN
Epic Lab Code: LAB3783
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Specimen Instructions:
Patient shoud be fasting for 10 - 12 hours prior to collection of specimen. Patient should not be on any medications that may influence Insulin levels, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to collection.
Collection Medium:
Z tube
Minimum:
1 mL plasma from a Special Z-GI preservative collection tube obtained from reference laboratory. Mailouts has these tubes, call 356-8593
Delivery Instructions:
Keep on ice and deliver to laboratory immediately.
Turn Around Time:
within 10 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Up to 135 pg/mL
Comments:
Contact Commercial Mailouts at 356-8593 to obtain collection tubes for this testing. No other specimen collection container is acceptable by the reference laboratory. Patients should be fasting for 10-12 hours prior to specimen collection. Antacid medications or medications that affect intestinal motility should be discontinued, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to collection.
Methodology:
Pancreastatin is measured by direct radioimmunoassay.
CPT Code:
83519