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Glucagon

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB1005 
Methodology: Extraction Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Schedule: Monday
Reported: 20 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 5.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 2 mL.
Patient must be fasting (required).
Transport: Frozen.
Unacceptable conditions: Moderate or gross icterus Received room temperature Received refrigerated
Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 28 days

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Glucagon measurement is useful primarily when considering a glucagon-secreting tumor of the pancreas. Glucagon is also used to diagnose glucagon deficiency in patients with hypoglycemia.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 82943
Last Changed: 11/01/2016 11:06:04
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:47:22