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Insulin, Add On
Test Code: VINSAD
Synonyms/Keywords
NOTE - Insulin orders on species other than Canine, Equine, and Primate should be ordered as a VMISC to Cornell.
Species
Canine, Equine, Primate
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​0.5 mL ​0.3 mL
Collection Processing Instructions
​Must be fasting a minimum of eight hours before obtaining specimen.
Samples collected in a RTT must be removed from clot within one hour for storage or transport. Samples collected in gel barrier tubes must be removed from the primary tube prior to transporting to Marshfield. Do not send the primary collection tube.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Room Temperature ​8 hours
​Refrigerate ​7 days
Rejection Criteria
Plasma, Gross Hemolysis
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Centar Chemiluminescent EIA
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Reference Intervals
Performing Location Reference Intervals
​Marshfield

Canine: 5.0-65.0 uIU/mL

Equine: 0.5-10.0 uIU/mL

Primate: No Reference Interval
Interpretation
Insulin normals based on a random sampling of healthy; but not necessarily fasting animals.
Synonyms/Keywords
NOTE - Insulin orders on species other than Canine, Equine, and Primate should be ordered as a VMISC to Cornell.
Species
Canine, Equine, Primate
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​0.5 mL ​0.3 mL
Collection Processing Instructions
​Must be fasting a minimum of eight hours before obtaining specimen.
Samples collected in a RTT must be removed from clot within one hour for storage or transport. Samples collected in gel barrier tubes must be removed from the primary tube prior to transporting to Marshfield. Do not send the primary collection tube.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Room Temperature ​8 hours
​Refrigerate ​7 days
Rejection Criteria
Plasma, Gross Hemolysis
Reference Intervals
Performing Location Reference Intervals
​Marshfield

Canine: 5.0-65.0 uIU/mL

Equine: 0.5-10.0 uIU/mL

Primate: No Reference Interval
Interpretation
Insulin normals based on a random sampling of healthy; but not necessarily fasting animals.
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Centar Chemiluminescent EIA
Laboratory Section
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.