Test Details

Mnemonic

MCVAB

Ordering Code

3400809

CPT-4 Code(s)

83520

Specimen Information

Collect

Red top

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 months

Methodology

Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
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Reference Range

<20 U/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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