A short description of the method used to perform the test
Direct Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
NY State Available
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Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Factor
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
1. Patient should be fasting 10-12 hours prior to collection.
2. Patient should not be on any medications that affect insulin secretion or intestinal motility, if possible for at least 48 hours prior to collection.
Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: EDTA tube containing GI preservative: EDTAGI
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Collection Instructions: Collect 10 mL of blood in special tube containing G.I. Preservative (T125). Specimen should be separated immediately and send 3 mL plasma frozen as soon as possible.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
| Hemolysis || Mild reject; Gross reject |
| Lipemia || Mild reject; Gross reject |
| Icterus || NA |
| Other || Specimens other than Plasma collected in GI preservative (T125). Test is strict frozen |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
Somatostatin is a cyclic peptide originally isolated from sheep hypothalami and shown to inhibit the release of Growth Hormone. Somatostatin is present primarily in three main forms: a 14 amino acid peptide, a 28 amino acid peptide (“Big” Somatostatin), and a 12,000 molecular weight ProSomatostatin. This assay measures only the 14 amino acid form of Somatostatin. All three forms of Somatostatin have similar biological properties and overall potencies. Somatostatin is a physiological regulator of islet cell and gastrointestinal functions, and is a suppressor of many pituitary hormones including Growth Hormone, Prolactin, and Thyrotropin (TSH). Somatostatin levels are often elevated in diabetics, but the levels return to normal upon correction of the hormonal and metabolic deficiencies present. In many cases of APUDomas including VIPoma, Insulinoma, Glucagonoma, and Gastrinoma, elevated levels of Somatostatin are found.
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
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Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Inter Science Institute. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.
CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.
CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.
Test Setup Resources
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SI Sample Reports
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