Order Code: C314
ABN Requirement: No
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge at 1300 rcf for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 3 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 21 days
Deep frozen (-70°C): Not Acceptable
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Turn Around Time: 7 to 10 days
Intended Use: The adiponectin test may be performed on individuals at risk of metabolic syndrome or diabetes due to poor lifestyle choices.
- Individuals with low adiponectin levels have a 3X greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome1.
- Men with two or more risk factors for metabolic syndrome and high adiponectin levels are half as likely to develop metabolic syndrome as men with low adiponectin levels2.
- Individuals with low levels of adiponectin are up to 9X as likely to develop type 2 diabetes3.
- Individuals with low adiponectin levels have a 2X increase in the prevalence of CAD4.
- Adiponectin levels in the blood can be increased by thiazolidinediones, such as pioglitazone5.
- Chen SJ et al. PLoS ONE. 2012; 7: e45693.
- Kotooka N et al. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Nov 26. pii: S0167-5273(12)01441-6. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.10.066. [Epub ahead of print].
- Daimon M et al. Diabetes Care. 2003; 26: 2015-2020.
- Kumada M et al. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2003; 23: 35-39.
- McCoy RG et al. Mayo Clin Proc. 2012; 87: 561-570.