VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID)

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.2 mL serum (0.6 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Sodium or lithium heparin, EDTA
Serum: SST

Methodology
LC/MS/MS

Stability
Room Temperature: 6 hours; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
<275 ng/mL

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeVB5
CPT-4 Code (s)
84591
LOINC Codes
2722-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory