|Test Code||VIP / VIP-M|
|Test||VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL POLYPEPTIDE (VIP), PLASMA|
|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|