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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeUPP for urine
Method

ELISA

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Elevated urinary retinol-binding protein may indicate tubular damage which may precede glomerular damage. Plasma retinol-binding protein has been suggested to be a marker of insulin resistance however this is controversial. Circulating levels are associated with nutritional status and it has been reported to be a negative acute phase reactant.

External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Testing done only for research after extensive consultation

Patient SpecimenUrine 2 mL / plasma 0.5 mL
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsUrine 2 mL fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLOn ice
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Steroid Laboratory
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 3640886 | x80886
Test AvailabilityBatched for research only
Turnaround TimeN/A
Additional Information

Steroid Laboratory Phone 03 3640 888

For results please contact Canterbury Health Laboratories ph. 03 364 0300.

Lewis JG, Shand BI, Frampton CM & Elder PA. An Elisa for retinol binding protein using monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies: Plasma variation in normal and insulin resistent subjects. Clinical Biochemistry; 40, 828-834, 2007.

Lewis JG, Shand BI, Elder PA & Scott RS. Plasma retinol binding protein is unlikely to be a useful marker of insulin resistence. DIabetes Research & Clinical Practice.; 80 e13-e15.2008.

Lewis JG, Shand BI, Frampton CM, Elder PA & Scott RS. Plasma retinol binding protein is not a marker of insulin resitence in overweight subjects: a three year longitudinal study. Clinical Biochemistry;41 1034-1038, 2008.

Delphic Number Test Number3487

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