Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the detection of insulinoma. Do not use to diagnose diabetes mellitus.

Mnemonic
INSULIN FT
Methodology

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min 0.4 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized plasma. Vitreous or I.V. fluids. Specimens collected in gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate). Hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

3-19 µIU/mL

Interpretive Data

This test reacts on a nearly equimolar basis with the analogs insulin aspart, insulin glargine, and insulin lispro. Insulin detemir exhibits approximately 50 percent cross-reactivity. Test reactivity with insulin glulisine is negligible (< 3 percent). To convert to pmol/L, multiply µIU/mL by 6.0.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83525

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070063 Insulin, Fasting 27873-9
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Aliases
Insulin, Fasting