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Test ID BLOD0604 Vitamin B12

AKA

VITB12

Specimen type/Requirements

Serum or plasma

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Stability

2 days refrigerated

Performed Test Frequency

Monday-Friday

Methodology

Electrochmiluminesence immunoassay

Performing Lab

Chemistry Department Sanford Bismarck

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Instructions

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

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container Type

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

CPT

82607

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis→40
Icterus→60
Lipemia→1000