Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
Ordering Recommendation

Aid in diagnosis of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide secreting tumors (VIPoma).

Quantitative Radioimmunoassay
Wed, Sat
3-7 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Protease Inhibitor tube (PPACK; Phe-Pro-Arg-chloromethylketone) (ARUP supply #49662), available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. A winged collection set must be used. 
Specimen Preparation
Mix well. Separate from cells within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.  (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed specimens. 
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months 
Reference Interval
0-60 pg/mL
Interpretive Data

Statement D: Compliance Statement D: For laboratory tests using a manufactured RUO kit. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0099435Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide3125-2
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