Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in the diagnosis of VIPoma.
Quantitative Radioimmunoassay
Wed, Sat
3-7 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
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.  
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
0-60 pg/mL  
Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement D: 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.
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0099435Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide3125-2
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  • Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide
  • VIP
  • VIP protein