Test Overview

Test Methodology


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 Test Performed

Monday, Wednesday

Analytic Time

3 - 8 days

Soft Order Code


MiChart Code

Pancreatic Polypeptide




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Laboratory Reference

Mayo HPP (8014)

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Specimen Requirements

Special Handing

Fasting specimen. Place on wet ice immediately.


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Normal Volume

3 ml plasma

Minimum Volume

0.5 ml plasma

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