Test Overview
Test Methodology

RIA

Test Usage

Detection of multiple endocrine adenomas or apudomas. Assessment of "vagal tone" after a meal or sham feeding.

Reference Range *

Age 0-19 yr: not established; age 20-29 yr: <228 pg/ml; age 30-39 yr: <249 pg/ml; age 40-49 yr: <270 pg/ml; age 50-59 yr: <291 pg/ml; age 60-69 yr: <312 pg/ml; age 70-79 yr: <332 pg/ml; age >= 80 yr: not established.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

A non-fasting state will result in a falsely elevated value.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday, Wednesday
Analytic Time

3 - 8 days

Soft Order Code
HPP
MiChart Code
Pancreatic Polypeptide
Synonyms
  • HPP
  • PANCREATIC POLYPEPTIDE, PLASMA
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo HPP (8014)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

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

Special Handling

Fasting specimen. Place on wet ice immediately.

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 ml plasma
Minimum Volume
0.5 ml plasma
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
83519
Fee Code
19609
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