Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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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 (0.75 mL minimum) plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Patient preparation:
Fasting is preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge, aliquot and freeze specimen immediately. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 4 hours. Refrigerated: 24 hours. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Lipemia; hemolysis; grossly icteric. Specimens not received frozen.

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.
Methodology:
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Synonyms:
VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL POLY, VIP
VASOACT INTEST POLY
Quest test code 920
Clinical significance:
Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide is used to diagnose watery diarrhea syndrome or to assess patients with suspected multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1).

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Report available: 5-9 days.    
Performed stat? No
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