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C-Peptide

Test Code

372

CPT Code(s)

84681

Patient Preparation

Patient should be fasting before blood collection.

Preferred Specimen(s)

1 mL frozen serum

Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Alternative Specimen(s)

Frozen plasma collected in: Sodium heparin (green-top) tube

Collection Instructions

Centrifuge serum or plasma specimens within 1 hour of collection.

Specimen Container

Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen -20° C: 28 days
Frozen -70° C: 1 year

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

Setup Schedule

Set up: Mon-Fri evening; Report available: Next day

Reference Range(s)

0.80-3.10 ng/mL

Clinical Significance

C-Peptide is useful in the evaluation of pancreatic beta cell function and for determining the source of insulin in patients with hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia.

LOINC®' Code(s)

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NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.

Result
Code
Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
372C-Peptide1986-9C peptide

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

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LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.

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