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Pancreatic polypeptide

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB3316

 

Methodology: 

Extraction • Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Schedule: 

Thurs a.m

Reported: 

18 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Lavender Top EDTA Tube; A fasting sample is required
Transport: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 28 days

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Pancreatic polypeptide tests are used in the assessment of pancreatic tumor burden and to assist in the early diagnosis of pancreatic tumors. The measurement of its concentrations is also used to monitor pancreatic carcinoma therapy and to predict the recurrence of pancreatic tumors.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=4789

CPT Code(s): 

83519

Last Changed: 

11/22/2016 11:50:27

Last Reviewed: 

12/27/2016 01:12:52