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Test Code VIP Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide, Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA


Advisory Information


This test should not be requested on patients who have recently received radioactive material.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: Fasting (8 hours)

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and freeze immediately.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.55 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma EDTA Frozen 90 days

Reference Values

<75 pg/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 2 p.m.

CPT Code Information

84586

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

Method Name

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)