A short description of the method used to perform the test
NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test
Vitamin B12 Binding Capacity
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.
Note: Patient should fast for 12 â€“ 15 hours prior to collection. Vitamin B12 supplements should not be administered within 72 hours of drawing blood for this test.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
| Hemolysis || Mild OK; Gross reject |
| Lipemia || NA |
| Icterus || NA |
| Other || Plasma |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
800 â€“ 2600 pg/mL
Interpretive Information: Vitamin B12 Binding Capacity
This assay measures the unsaturated binding capacity of serum for Vitamin B12.
New York Certified Referral Test (Yes) per Mary Erath/Hether Seifert â€“ LM 07/22/2011
Test Setup Resources
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.
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SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.
SI Normal Reports |
SI Abnormal Reports