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Test Code LAB4725/10250/CPEP2 C-Peptide, Serum

Important Note

Microbiology

Specimen Type

1 GEL BARRIER SST CLOT TUBE (SERUM)

Specimen Required

Serum, Minimum 150 ul of serum

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

If testing delayed more than 8 hours at 15-30° C or 48 hours at 2-8° C, remove serum from the clot, red blood cells or separator gel. May be refrigerated up to 24 hours at 15-30° C or 48 hours refrigerated at 2-8° C prior to being tested. If testing delayed more than 48 hours, must be stored frozen at <10° C.

METHOD

Chemoluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CIMA)

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE

Refrigerate

DAY(S) TEST PERFORMED

Wednesday, Afternoon shift

SYNONYM

Insulin C-peptide

LOINC Code

1986-9 

CPT Code

84681

STABILITY FOR TESTING

Must make sure specimen is off the cells and the separator gel.

If refrigerated, 48 hours

If frozen, 3 months