Somatostatin by CLIA, Plasma (INACTIVE as of 01/06/14. Refer to 2010001)
Ordering Recommendation
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
6-16 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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 ConnectTM 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 2 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
Thawed specimens. Grossly hemolyzed lipemic specimens without PPACK protease inhibitor added. 
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
≤65 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
2008797Somatostatin by CLIA, Plasma2961-1
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