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Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide

Alternate names:
VIP
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
VIP
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:

Packed by certified Personnel.

Results: 02-95157204.

RPA, Endocrinology, Building 32, Lucas street. Camperdown, NSW 2050.

Notes:
  • May be indicated in chronic diarrhoeal states to investigate the possibility of VIPoma

VIP 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.

Reference Interval:

0.0-50.0 pmol/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Spin, separate and freeze plasma.

External Laboratory:
Sydney South West Pathology Service(RPA)
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