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Lab Test Dictionary

Somatostatin (34480)


Extraction; Immunoassay (IA)

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

7 Dayss

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-3 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Draw in a pre-chilled EDTA (lavender-top) tube and send to lab on wet ice.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 8 Hours; Refrigerated: 8 Hours; Frozen: 28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Received room temp; Received refrigerated; Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia; Grossly icteric

Test Volume Required

1.8 mL Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.6 mL Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate plasma and freeze immediately. Do not thaw.

CPT Codes