Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

INSULIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
INS      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 83525.03         Geisinger Epic ID: 19370

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to serum clot. Centrifuge serum or plasma at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 1 day. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens beyond stability limits.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
3-25 µU/mL (fasting)
Additional information:
Patient specimens containing a human antimouse antibody may interfere with results. Samples from patients treated with bovine or porcine insulin may contain anti-insulin antibodies which may interfere with results.
CPT code(s):
83525
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:
Insulin.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence
Synonyms:
Immunoreactive insulin
Clinical significance:
For diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes mellitus and insulin-secreting tumors.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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