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Epic Code LAB67 Vitamin B12 Blood Level

Test Name Alias

Vitamin B12 Blood Level | Cobalamin | 6752

Interface Order Alias

10068

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): 5.0 mL Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

  • Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL
  • Minimum Volume to Collect: 2.0 mL
  • Neonate (NICU) Volume to Collect: at least 1 full microtainer
  • Capillary collect ok? Yes
  • Microtainer acceptable: Yes

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Fasting specimen preferred, but not required
  • Gently invert 8 - 10 times to mix clot activator with blood.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to light (minimal UV light exposure)
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: Serum
  • Centrifuge/Spin: Yes
  • Aliquot: Yes
  • Processing Instructions:
    • Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours.
    • Minimum serum volume: 1.0 mL serum
  • Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

 

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 2 hours

Refrigerate: 48 hours

Frozen: aliquot serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

 

*Pennock Hospital lab: 6 hours

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

Vitamin B12 Lvl
0 up to 1 Month: 525 – 1100 pg/mL
1 Month and up: 180 – 900 pg/mL

Performing Department

CHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI 
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)

CPT

82607-LAB-VITAMIN B12 LEVEL

CDM Code

4056752

Epic Test ID

1230101286

LOINC

Vitamin B12 Lvl: 2132-9

Beaker LOINC

LIPEMIA INDEX, SERUM: N/A
VITAMIN B12 LEVEL: 2132-9

Mayo Access Code

SHO10068

Reviewed Date

3/5/2020

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: VITAMIN B12
Beaker Display Name: Vitamin B12 Blood Level
BEAKER TEST NAME: VITAMIN B12
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Vitamin B12

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BL CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BR CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
GM CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
LH CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
PH CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
RC CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
UN CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated