Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL POLYPEPTIDE (VIP), PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3245         Geisinger Epic ID: 17563

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
EDTA plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of plasma; minimum 0.6 mL.
Special notes:
See Specimen Processing Instructions.
Patient preparation:
Patient should be fasting for 8 hours.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge, aliquot and freeze specimen immediately. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Frozen: 90 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
84586
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP).
Methodology:
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Synonyms:
VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL POLY, VIP
VASOACT INTEST POLY
Quest test code 901629
Clinical significance:
Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) was originally isolated from porcine small intestine and was recognized by its potent vasodilator activity. This brain/gut hormone has widespread distribution and is present in neuronal cell bodies localized in the central nervous system, digestive, respiratory, and urogenital tracts, exocrine glands, and thyroid and adrenal glands. VIP has a wide scope of biological actions. The main effects of VIP include relaxation of smooth muscle (bronchial and vascular dilation), stimulation of gastrointestinal water and electrolyte secretion, and release of pancreatic hormones.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday p.m.    
Performed stat? No
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