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Test Code BLOD0190 Insulin Level

Useful For

The investigation and management of diabetes mellitus


Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma or Serum

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel), red top, or gold top

Specimen Volume:1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:  Send to laboratory promptly.  If testing can not be completed within 4 hours, refrigerate specimen.

Specimen Rejection: Hemolyzed samples will be rejected.  Hemolysis interferes, as insulin‑degrading peptidases are released from erythrocytes.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient <4 hours/Refrigerated >4 hours

Specimen Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma or Serum Ambient 4 hours
  Refrigerated 2 days
  Frozen 6 months

Reference Values

3- 28 uU/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding