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Insulin (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:INS
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

If multiple insulin samples are collected during a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT), each sample requires a different request number.

Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:0.6 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect on Ice
Retrospective testing not possible.
Transport Instructions:On Ice
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Aliquot
Freeze Immediately
Assay Frequency:Daily
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice