Ordering Recommendation

Mnemonic

VIT B5 S

Methodology

Quantitative Cell Based Assay

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-10 days

New York DOH Approval Status

Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube (SST).
New York State Clients: Plain red.

Specimen Preparation

Protect from light. Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes and separate from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube (ARUP supply #54457) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL)
New York State Clients: Transfer 1.2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min. 0.6 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. Specimens not protected from light.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 weeks
New York State Clients: Ambient: 6 hours; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

Effective July 16, 2012

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

84591

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2006983 Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Serum 2722-7
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Aliases

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Serum

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