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Test Catalog

Test ID: FPAB    
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Bioassay

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum SST

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Draw blood in a SST (serum separator tube). Spin down and transfer to plastic Amber vial (T192) to protect from light. Send 1 mL serum frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis: Mild OK; Gross reject
Thawing: Warm < 24 hours ; Cold OK
Lipemia: Mild OK; Gross reject
Icterus: NA
Other: Reject specimens containing particulate matter or microbial contamination. Specimens unprotected from light.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Serum SSTFrozen (preferred)21 daysLIGHT PROTECTED
 Refrigerated 7 daysLIGHT PROTECTED