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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Insulin

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$14.00

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Heparin (light green), SST (gold)

Paediatric Specimen

0.4 mL Heparin (light green) or Plain(red).

Test Information

Department

Biochemistry

Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

Daily during normal work hours

Method

Cobas 6000 ECLIA

Unit Of Measurement

pmol/L

Reference Interval

Adult fasting interval: 18 – 173 pmol/L

Uncertainty Of Measurement

10%

Diagnostic Use Or Instructions

The Roche Insulin assay does not cross react at all with the following insulin analogs:

Lispro, Aspart,Glulisine,Glargine and Detemir

Additional Information

Haemolysed samples are not suitable for Insulin assay, falsely decreasing insulin

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL serum or plasma (must be frozen on receipt)

Electronic Information

Registration Code

INS, INSDYN

HL7Mapping Code

$INS, $INSDYN