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Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB1107 
Synonyms: VIP
Methodology: Extraction Immunoassay
Schedule: Tuesday, Friday
Reported: 10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 2 mL.
3 mL plasma from a lavender top tube. Mix well and
centrifuge. Separate plasma into a plastic vial and
freeze immediately. Do not thaw.
Transport: Frozen.
Stability: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 28 days


Clinical Indications: VIP is a neurotransmitter and its excess can cause secretory diarrhea. VIP-secreting tumors are most commonly found in the tail of the pancreas in adults. VIP-producing ganglioneuromas or ganglioneuroblastomas may be found in the adrenal glands in children.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 84586
Last Changed: 12/16/2016 13:44:46
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 03:09:33