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ProInsulin (Blood)

Alternate Names
Beta Cell Dysfunction, Insulinoma, Pro Insulin
Test Code
PROINS
Testing Laboratory
Referred Laboratory
Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum tube (Red Cap w. Yellow Insert) - DEDICATED

Container Image
Medicare Rebate

Yes

Out of Pocket Costs
None
Ordering Information

Patient is required to fast.

Collection Instructions

Please collect 1 x DEDICATED serum tube.

Transport Instructions
Transport ambient at room temperature
Send to the laboratory as soon as possible
Storage Instructions
Store refrigerated at 4°C
Testing Frequency
Fortnightly
Min Test Volume
2mL
Add On Test Suitability

Add ons for this test cannot be performed.

Container ID
S, SP, LH, LHP
CSR Instructions

Centrifuge, aliquot, and freeze within 8 hours of collection.

Instructions for: Regional Specimen Receptions

  • Forward sample to Heidelberg laboratory frozen in BioFreeze bottle. 

Instructions for: Heidelberg Specimen Reception

  • Place sample in frozen (-20°C) Sendout tub.
Laboratory Instructions
None
External Laboratory
Endocrinology, SEALS (South Eastern Area Health Service), Prince of Wales Hospital
Accredited Test
Yes