Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

VITAMIN B6, PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3258         Geisinger Epic ID: 22139

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL pink-top K2 EDTA tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of plasma; minimum 0.5 mL. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Special notes:
Wrap tube in foil to protect from light. THIS TEST REQUIRES ITS OWN ALIQUOT. IT CANNOT BE SHARED WITH ANY OTHER TEST.
Patient preparation:
Overnight fasting. Patient must be restricted from alcohol and vitamins for at least 24 hours before sample collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot within 6 hours. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 2200-2500 rpm. Protect specimen from light 
Transport temperature:
Frozen. Protect from light.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 6 hours. Refrigerated: 12 hours. Frozen: 6 days (-20°C),42 days (-70°C).
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Hemolysis and lipemia.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
2-17 years: 3.0-35.0 ng/mL
Adult: 2.1 - 21.7 ng/mL
CPT code(s):
84207
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Vitamin B6.
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
VITAB6, PYROXIDINE, PYRIDOXAL PHOSPHATE
QUEST TEST 926

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Tuesday-Saturday, report availlable 2-4 days    
Performed stat? No
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