Newcastle Laboratories

Vasoactive intestinal peptide, plasma

Clinical Background:

Investigation of possible neuroendocrine tumour.

Part of the

- Endocrine diarrhoea screen

- MEN1 screen

- NET screen

Investigation of possible neuroendocrine tumour.

Part of the

- Endocrine diarrhoea screen

- MEN1 screen

- NET screen

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    EDTA plasma

    EDTA plasma

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    EDTA plasma

     

    EDTA plasma

     

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    2 mL

    2 mL

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    2 mL 

    2 mL 

  • Special Requirement:

    Sample to be send on ice to the laboratory immediately after collection

     

    Sample to be send on ice to the laboratory immediately after collection

     

  • Sample Stability:

    Store at -20°C

    Store at -20°C

  • Transport Requirements:

    Must be transported on dry ice

    Must be transported on dry ice

  • Reference Ranges:

    <100 ng/L

    <100 ng/L

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889
    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889
    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

  • Specialist Test:

    Yes

    Yes

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Endocrine Lab

    Endocrine Lab

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 282 4025

    0191 282 4025

Availability:

Sample sent to an external laboratory for testing

Turn Around:

6 weeks

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