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Test Code BLOD0190 Insulin Level, Serum

Useful For

The management of diabetes mellitus



Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Gold-Top

Specimen Volume:1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:  Separate serum from the red blood cells.  Tightly cap and refrigerate specimens at 2 to 8 ºC if the assay is not completed within 8 hours. Freeze samples at or below -20ºC if the sample is not assayed within 24 hours.


Specimen Rejection:

1. Specimen other than serum.

2. Unfrozen specimen >24 hours old.


Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient <8 hours/Refrigerated <24 hours/Frozen >24 hours

Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time


Ambient 8 hours
  Refrigerated 24 hours
  Frozen 1 month


Reference Values

3- 28 uU/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding