Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate) VITB6
|Method(s)||High Performance Liquid Chromatography|
One 6 mL green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube. Plain red (serum) top tubes are also acceptable.
|Transport||1 mL plasma, frozen in an amber standardized transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)|
Protect from light during collection. After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 2 months
Any specimens other than heparinized plasma or serum. Serum separator (SST) tubes or EDTA preserved tubes. Hemolyzed specimens. Specimens NOT protected from light.
|Notes||CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Separate plasma from cells and freeze within 1 hour of collection into an amber transport tube.|
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