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Insulin

Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
INS
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
2-8 deg required if transport delayed > 30 mins

 

Fasting Serum, deliver immediately to the laboratory

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
1 mL
Notes:

Interpretation depends on glucose level, body weight and age.

Useful in investigation of fasting hypoglycaemia

Fasting serum deliver immediately to the laboratory.

Spin separate and freeze serum.

Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
4 days
Reference Interval:

Fasting insulin level :  2.6-24.9 mU/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Spin and freeze immediately

Transport Instructions:

Transport frozen

Laboratory Notes:

Pro Insulin:  Chemical Pathologist approval required.

Frozen sample to be sent to:

New South Wales Pathology, Prince of Wales Hospital

Central Specimen Reception,Level 4

Campus Centre, Barker Street

Randwick NSW 2031

Tel: 02 9382 9601 for results : 02 9382 9092