Niacin (Vitamin B3)
0092168
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
NIACIN B3
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Performed
Varies
Reported
5-11 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Protect from light. Transfer 4 mL plasma to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Thawed specimens or specimens not protected from light. Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 months  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
84591
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0092169Niacin (Vitamin B3)18244-4
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Aliases
  • Niacin Metabolite
  • Niacinamide
  • Niacor
  • Niaspan
  • Nicotinic Acid
  • Slo-Niacin
  • Vitamin B3

Performed at Cambridge Biomedical Research Group