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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

INSULIN LEVEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

INS

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

83525 – Insulin; total

Test Includes:

Insulin level reported in uIU/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Esoterix, Inc (Test# 500220)

Phone Numbers:

Minneapolis:

Saint Paul:

 

612-813-6280

651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

3 - 5 days, test is set up Monday - Saturday

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube
Alternate tube: Lavender top (EDTA) tube

Draw Volume:

1.5 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

0.5 mL (Minimum: 0.2 mL) serum/EDTA plasma

Note: Minimum does not permit repeat analysis.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen within 1 hour of draw, remove serum/plasma aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Age

Range (uIU/mL)*
*Following a 4-12 hour fast

Prepubertal, 0 – 8 years:

<=13

Pubertal Children:

<=17

Adults:

<=17

2 Hours Post Meal (Sustacal):

7.6 – 26

2 Hours Post Glucose (75 gm):

15 – 53

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Automated Immunochemiluminometric Assay (ICMA)

References:

Esoterix Laboratory Services Web Page www.esoterix.com January 2013

Esoterix, Inc. "Expected Value & S.I. Unit Conversion Table" Fifth Edition

Updates:

5/17/2010: Method change and reference range changes. Specimen volumes adjusted for new method. Fasting specimen not required.
1/7/2012: Units previously listed as uU/mL. Updated reference ranges.



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