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VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL POLYPEPTIDE (VIP), PLASMA

Test Code VIP / VIP-M 
Test VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL POLYPEPTIDE (VIP), PLASMA 
Methodology Radioimmunoassay (RIA) 
Description Useful for detection of VIPoma in patients with chronic diarrheal diseases. 
Specimen Draw blood in lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) from a fasting patient (8 hours). Spin down, freeze 1.0 mL (minimum: 0.6 mL) of EDTA plasma immediately in plastic vial, and send FROZEN.

NOTE: This test should not be requested on patients who have recently received radioactive material. 

Reference Values < 75 pg/mL 
Analytic Time 3 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Wednesday 
CPT Code(s) 84586