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Name of Test
Glucagon, Plasma
Alternate Names
004622 LC
SoftLab Order Code
GLUCA
Epic Order Name
GLUCAGON, PLASMA, REF LAB LC 004622
Epic Order ID
LAB1005
Laboratory
RefLab
Additional Test Information
Using a chilled 6-mL lavender-top (EDTA) tube taken from the kit, collect a whole blood specimen. Mix the specimen several times by inverting the EDTA collection tube. After removing the cap from the EDTA draw tube, take one of the sterile, Beral pipettes (from under the gray foam), and add 0.25 mL Trasylol® to the EDTA tube. Recap the EDTA tube and invert several times to mix well. Centrifuge the EDTA tube to separate the plasma from the cells, and immediately transfer the plasma into one of the brown screw-cap transfer tubes provided in the kit. There should be a "Trasylol® Added" label affixed to the brown transfer tubes. Cap and freeze the labeled transfer tube containing the EDTA plasma with Trasylol® added.
Sample Type
Plasma
Collection Container
Traysol Kit - obtain from the laboratory
Collecting Volume
2.0 ml
Minimum Collecting Volume
1.0 ml
Storage or Stability
Frozen
Causes For Rejection
Sample not collected with Trasylol®; sample not submitted in tube with Trasylol label, gross hemolysis; recently administered radioisotopes; specimen not received frozen; lipemia
Patient Preparation
Overnight fasting for basal levels. No isotopes administered 24 hours prior to venipuncture. Patient should not be in a stress state at time of drawing. If diabetic,patient should be in good control before specimen is drawn  
 
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