Vitamin B12 Binding Capacity
0070260
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
B12B
Methodology
Quantitative Radioimmunoassay
Performed
Mon, Thu
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Patient should fast for 12-15 hours prior to collection. Vitamin B12 supplements should not be administered within 72 hours of drawing blood for this test.  
Collect
Serum separator tube or plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 6 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
800-2600 pg/mL  
Interpretive Data
This assay measures the unsaturated binding capacity of serum for vitamin B12.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82608
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0070260Vitamin B12 Binding Capacity
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Aliases
  • B12, B12B
  • transcobalamin