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Test ID BLOD0604 Vitamin B12

AKA

VITB12

Container Type

Serum (red) gel or lithium heparin (green) gel

Specimen type/Requirements

Serum or plasma

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Stability

7 days refrigerated

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis→450
Icterus→60
Lipemia→1000

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Instructions

Fasting specimen is best but may be drawn nonfasting at the request of physician.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday-Friday

Methodology

Electrochmiluminesence immunoassay

CPT

82607

Performing Lab

Chemistry Department Sanford Bismarck