Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Insulin, Serum

Test Name: Insulin, Serum
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Red or Gold top Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Light Green (Li-Heparin) or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are NOT recommended
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required is 700 ÁL for adult samples or 200 ÁL for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 18 - 173 pmol/L
Effective Date: 2018-03-06
Revised Date: 2018-08-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Biotin may interfere with this test. Samples should not be taken from patients receiving high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Method of Analysis: Roche Electrochemiluminescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship serum frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
INS
 
Referred To:  

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