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Leptin

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB4676 
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence (ECL)
Schedule: Monday, Thursday
Reported: 10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 2 mL.
Transport: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Unacceptable conditions: Moderate hemolysis Gross hemolysis Hypericteric specimens
Stability: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 5 weeks

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Leptin is an adipocyte-derived hormone that is essential for normal body weight regulation. Leptin production is under neuroendocrine control so that serum concentrations vary directly with the amount of triglycerides stored in adipose tissue depots.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 82397
Last Changed: 11/16/2016 12:01:12
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 00:15:56