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Test ID BLOD1194 Pancreatic Polypeptide, Plasma

Reporting Name

Pancreatic Polypeptide, P

Useful For

Detection of pancreatic endocrine tumors


Assessment of vagal nerve function after meal or sham feeding

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Fasting (8 hours)

2. Specimen must be kept cold at all times following draw.

3. Refrigerated centrifuge is not required.

Additional Information: Include patient's age.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.35 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Frozen 90 days

Reference Values

0-19 years: not established

20-29 years: <228 pg/mL

30-39 years: <249 pg/mL

40-49 years: <270 pg/mL

50-59 years: <291 pg/mL

60-69 years: <312 pg/mL

70-79 years: <332 pg/mL

≥80 years: not established

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday; 2 p.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HPP Pancreatic Polypeptide, P 2721-9


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8014 Pancreatic Polypeptide, P 2721-9

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild reject; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross OK


Plasma separator tube

Method Name

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)