Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the detection of insulinoma. May aid in distinguishing type 1 from type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in ambiguous cases. Do not use to diagnose DM.

Mnemonic
C PEP
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

Fasting specimen preferred.

Collect

Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature.  Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP. Submit specimen in an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Transport 1 mL serum or plasma, frozen. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Unacceptable Conditions

Grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

0.8-3.5 ng/mL

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Reference interval applies to fasting specimens.  To convert to nmol/L, multiply ng/mL by 0.33.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84681

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070103 C-Peptide, Serum or Plasma 1986-9
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Aliases
  • C Peptide
  • C Peptide Connecting Peptide of Insulin
  • C-Peptide, Serum
  • Connecting Peptide of Insulin
C-Peptide, Serum or Plasma