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Glucagon

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
GLUCA
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:

Glucagon test is performed on a fasting sample (overnight fasting). Patient must be resting for at least 10 minutes before the blood is collected.

4 mL whole blood EDTA (containing Trasylol [aprotinin]). PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SPECIAL COLLECTION TUBE AVAILABLE ONLY FROM THE PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT. Transport  tube on ice, deliver to laboratory immediately for separation.

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 weeks
Reference Interval:

50-150 pg/mL

Laboratory Use Only

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"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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