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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 2214

Test Synonym

  • Somatostatin

Minimum Volume

  • 0.6 mL

Specimen Type

  • Plasma

Primary Container

  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma, Lavender Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Plasma

Transport Temp

  • Frozen


  • 8 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 1.8 mL FROZEN EDTA PLASMA (stable only 8 hrs refrigerated)

Specimen Retention

  • Draw in a pre-chilled lavender-top tube. Separate and freeze plasma IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT THAW. Transfer specimen to plastic transport tube before freezing.