Test Overview
Test Methodology

Extraction followed by Immunoassay

Test Usage

Diagnosis of glucagonoma (glucagon producing tumors) and glucagon-produced hypoglycemic disorders.

Reference Range *

< or = 80 pg/mL (fasting)

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday, Thursday
Analytic Time

5 - 10 days

Soft Order Code
GLP
MiChart Code
Glucagon
Synonyms
  • GLP
  • GLUCAGON, PLASMA
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo GLP (9358)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in chilled lavender top tube from a fasting patient. Following collection place Vacutainer® on ice for 10 minutes, then centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial and freeze.

Special Handling

Fasting specimen. Collect in prechilled tube and place on ice immediately. Must arrive in lab or aliquot and freeze within 15 minutes.

Normal Volume
2 ml plasma
Minimum Volume
0.6 ml plasma
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
82943
Fee Code
23380
LOINC
2338-2
NY State Approved
No