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Test Code B12 VITAMIN B12 VITAMIN

Department

Chemistry

Group Components

VITAMN B12

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Container

No additive with gel (gold top), Lithium Heparin (Green Top)

Special Requirements

Collect before blood transfusion or B-12 therapy

Standard Volume

4.5ml

Minimum Volume

1ml

Pediatric Volume

0.8ml

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Ship Temperature

Room Temperature

Stability Room Temp

8 hours

Stability Refrigerated

48 hours

Stability Frozen

72 hours

CPT Code

82607

Days Test Set Up

Monday through Friday