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Name of Test
VIP, Plasma
Alternate Names
010397 LC, Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
SoftLab Order Code
VIP
Epic Order Name
VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDE (VIP), PLASMA, REF LAB LC 010397
Epic Order ID
LAB1107
Laboratory
RefLab
Additional Test Information
Requires a Traysol Kit.

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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
Lavender (EDTA) - Traysol Kit required
Collecting Volume
4.0 ml
Minimum Collecting Volume
1.5 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; serum, sodium citrate, or heparinized plasma specimen; lipemia
Instructions
Contact 919-350-8242 to obtain a kit from Phlebotomy
 
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