Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
0099435
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in the diagnosis of VIPoma.
Mnemonic
VIP
Methodology
Quantitative Radioimmunoassay
Performed
Wed, Sat
Reported
3-7 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Protease Inhibitor tube (PPACK; Phe-Pro-Arg-cholormethylketone).  
Specimen Preparation
Protease Inhibitor tube (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. NOT RECOMMENDED: Filling collection tubes directly through a needle/tube-holder assembly increases the risk of chemical reflux back into the vein of the patient. WARNING: Collection tubes are NOT STERILE. Mix Collection tube thoroughly. Separate the plasma from cells within 1 hour of collection by centrifugation. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL) Do not submit the collection tube for testing.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
0-60 pg/mL  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
84586
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0099435Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide3125-2
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Aliases
  • Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide
  • VIP
  • VIP protein