Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide

Test Name: Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide
Alternate Name(s): VIP
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: This test is available ONLY to patients of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care Centre, London and must be approved by a London Laboratory Services Group Clinical Biochemist. Specimens will NOT be accepted from other organizations for referral.
VIP is not orderable through Powerchart. Patient care areas must fill in a General Laboratory Requisiton once authorization has been obtained from a clinical biochemist. The name of the authorizing clinical biochemist and the date and time of authorization must be indicated on the requisition. Specimens received without the proper authorization will not be processed.

Collect sample after an 8 hour fast. Separate and freeze immediately. If the specimen thaws, it is unsuitable for analysis. This test should not be requested on patients who have recently received radioactive material.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Thursday as required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: < 75 pg/mL
Effective Date: 2008-05-21
Revised Date: 2013-07-24
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Spin and freeze immediately.
Comments: Referred out Monday - Thursday
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required: The name of the authorizing clinical biochemist and the date and time of authorization must be indicated on the requisition. Specimens received without the proper authorization will not be processed.
Storage & Shipment: Specimen must be transported frozen and received frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
VIP (for laboratory use only)
 
Referred To: Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc.

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