Insulin (Paediatric)

Container: Paediatric EDTA tube

Sample type: Plasma

Test name: Insulin (Paediatric)

Condition / Indication: Hypoglycaemia

Special precautions & notes: If hypoglycaemia is suspected, prior to giving glucose take a Fluoride (grey top) sample for glucose. Ideal sample is EDTA, but lithium heparin and SST tube also accepted.

Reference range: Interpretation depends on glucose level at the time of collection. Reference range/interpretation quoted on report provided by referral laboratory.

Container: Paediatric EDTA tube

Ideal volume (mL): 1 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 1 working day

Referral location: Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Level 8, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS2 8HW