Days Set Up
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 7 days

MiChart Code
Proinsulin
Soft Order Code
PINS

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Synonyms

PINS
PROINSULIN, PLASMA

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Electrochemiluminescent Assay

Test Usage

As part of the diagnostic workup of suspected insulinoma; as part of the diagnostic workup of patients with suspected prohormone convertases1/3 deficiency; as part of the diagnostic workup of patients with suspected proinsulin mutations.

Reference Range

3.6 - 22 pmol/L

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in an ice cooled lavender top tube. Place specimen on wet ice and deliver to Specimen Processing within 10 minutes of collection.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a chilled lavender top tube from a fasting patient. Chill the whole blood on ice for at least 10 minutes, spin down in a refrigerated centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial and freeze. If specimen processing equipment is not available, the patient should have the specimen collected at a UM Medical Center Center Blood Drawing station.

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL EDTA plasma
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL EDTA plasma

Billing Information

CPT Code
84206
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.