Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
Draw in a pre-chilled pink top K2EDTA tube. After
refrigerated centrifugation, immediately freeze plasma. Do not thaw
plasma after freezing.
|Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA)
Preferred Minimum: 1.8 mL plasma
Absolute Minimum: 0.6 mL plasma
Prechill one 6 mL Pink top K2EDTA tube 30 minutes prior to collection.
Thawed specimens. Grossly icteric or lipemic specimens.
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection. Critical frozen. Additional specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
7-17 days upon receipt at reference laboratory.
Somatostatin is a neurohormone produced in the brain, hypothalamus and
gastrointestinal tract. This test is used to diagnose somatostatin-
producing tumors. Elevated levels are observed with somatostatinoma,
medullary thyroid carcinoma and pheochromocytoma.