Ordering Recommendation

Aid in diagnosis and monitoring of glucagonoma.

Mnemonic
GLUCA
Methodology

Quantitative Radioimmunoassay

Performed

Tue

Reported

3-11 days

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

Protease Inhibitor tube (PPACK; Phe-Pro-Arg-chloromethylketone) (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.

Specimen Preparation

Mix well. Separate  from cells within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

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: 48 hours; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval

Effective December 1, 2014
Adult: Less than or equal to 208 ng/L

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82943

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0099165 Glucagon 2338-2
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Aliases
Glucagon