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Test ID: VIP    
Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide, Plasma

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) in the patient sample competes with labeled ([125]I) VIP for a limited number of primary antibody binding sites during a 24-hour incubation. Antibody-bound VIP is separated from the unbound portion by a goat anti-rabbit secondary antibody. Centrifugation brings down the heavy antibody complexes while unbound antigen remains in solution and is discarded. The amount of labeled antigen bound to the antibody is inversely proportional to the amount of VIP present in the patient sample. The (125)I signal is counted on a gamma counter and the counts per minute are used to calculate percent of maximum binding and construct a standard curve.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 2 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

3 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

8 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

3 months

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester