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Laboratory test: B12

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Name:
Vitamin B12

Code:
B12
Order Type:
TEST
Department Code:
C
Department:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY
LOINC:
2132-9
MU Specimen Type:
SERU

Performing Laboratory:
Core Laboratory

Tube Type:
GD
Tube Name:
Gold
Volume:
0.1

Collection:
Collect specimens using standard laboratory procedures.
Comments:
If samples are not run within 24 hours, store samples in freezer at -20 degrees C until they can be run. Patients routinely exposed to animals or animal serum products can be prone to interference and anomalous values from heterophilic antibodies. Do not use samples that have been stored at room temperture for longer than 8 hours.
Decimal Places:
0
Method:
Electrochemiluminescence
Specimen Type:
0.5 mL serum, Gold-SST Red tube
Result Units:
pg/ml
Stability:
Refrigerated: 2 days at 2-8 degrees C Frozen: 2 months at -20 degrees C Freeze once.
Transport:
Room temperature, ASAP
Turn-Around Time:
STAT: 90 minutes Routine: 4 hours Performed 24/7