CPT Code: 82607
Order Code: 927
ABN Requirement: No
Alternative Name(s): Cobalamin, Cyancobalamin
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 28 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; hemolysis
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days
|≤4 years||Not Established|
Clinical Significance: B12 is decreased in pernicious anemia, total or partial gastrectomy, malabsorption, and certain congenital and biochemical disorders.
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