Order Code: C2493
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Pyridoxine; Pyridoxal Phosphate
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Red top (no gel barrier) tube
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Place specimen on ice after draw.
- Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
- Aliquot serum into a labeled transport tube and cap tightly.
Special Information: Collect specimen after an overnight fast. Place specimen on ice after draw. Separate serum from cells ASAP and freeze. Protect specimen from light.
Transport: Store aliquoted serum at -20°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
- Please note: Ship frozen, aliquoted red top serum on dry ice.
Ambient (15-25°C): Not Acceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 week
Frozen (-20°C): 60 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; samples received not frozen; icteric specimens
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
Turn Around Time: 3-6 days
Clinical Information: The biologically active form of vitamin B, pyridoxal 5-phosphate, is measured in this assay. This assay does not distinguish between pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, and pyridoxal forms of the vitamin, and does not detect pyridoxic acid. Pyridoxal 5-phosphate measured in a specimen collected following an 8-hour or overnight fast accurately indicates vitamin B6 nutritional status. Non-fasting specimen concentration reflects recent vitamin intake.
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