TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FNIAC    
Vitamin B3 Niacin in Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma EDTA

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

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: EDTA

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:  Draw sufficient blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Spin down and transfer to a plastic Amber vial (T192) to protect from light within 30 minutes of collection. Freeze and send 4 mL EDTA plasma frozen on dry ice.

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

1 mL

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

Hemolysis Mild OK; Gross reject
Lipemia Mild OK; Gross reject
Icteric NA
Other Specimens not light protected

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
Plasma EDTAFrozen (preferred)56 daysLIGHT PROTECTED
 Refrigerated 48 hoursLIGHT PROTECTED