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Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide

Source Blood
Mnemonic

MISCREFBL

Misc Ref Test Name field: VIP

Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tubes

1 mL plasma preferred; minimum 0.55 mL plasma

Specimen Handling

Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection, aliquot and freeze immediately. Transport to DSC frozen and on ice, Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.

Additional Information This test should not be requested for patients who recently received radioactive material.
Testing Location Quest Diagnostics
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) VIP
Reference Interval