Insulin

Alphabetical Test listing

Insulin-141

  
Insulin
  
141
  
83525.0
  
INS
  

Fasting prior to specimen collection is recommended 

Fasting for a blood test

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  
  1. Spin
  2. Transfer serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)
  3. Freeze
  
EDTA plasma
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
  
  

Frozen (preferred) - 6 months

Refrigerated - 24 hours

Ambient - NO

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 - 2 days
  

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) and Chemiflex

  

< 16.0 uIU/mL

  
83525
  
11/30/2001
  
12/20/2109
  
02/10/2020