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VIP - Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide - plasma

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Eurofins Biomnis code

VIP

Synonyms

  • Vasoactive intestinal peptide
  • Vasoactive intestinal peptide

Clinic significance

A polypeptide found at nerve endings in the gut which stimulates gastrointestinal motility and secretion. High levels associated with Verner-Morrison syndrome (which is due to a neurendocrine tumor in the pancreas).
Increased levels may also occur in patients with cutaneous mastocytoma and severe hepatic failure

Prenalytics

  • 1 mL
  • EDTA plasma + Aprotinine - non haemolysed
  • FROZEN

Further information

  • Sample on special tube (EDTA + Aprotinin) supplied on request.
  • Sample to be frozen within 1 hour. Home sampling is not advisable.
  • Refrigerated centrifugation

Specific equipment available

T2 : EDTA + aprotinine tube


Methodology

Radioimmunoassay

Turnaround time

10 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Paris
Specialty
Biochemistry
Contact(s)
Dr Jean Marc VANDERNOTTE
Dr Yanis BOUAMRA
Phone(s)
+331 49 59 63 01
+331 49 59 17 20

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