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Vitamin B6

Source Blood
Mnemonic VITB6
Specimen Requirements

Test cannot be collected by Mobile Collection Service (MCS).

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Minimum 2.0 mL plasma

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Protect from light by wrapping entire tube in foil.  

CLS staff: Proceed with specimen collection and transport to DSC Accession. DSC Referrals will oversee the physician approval process. 

Note to ordering physician: this test requires review and approval by CLS Medical & Scientific Staff.  Please contact CLS Referrals 403-770-3285 for further information on the approval process.

Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off plasma and place on ice within one hour of collection.  Protect tube from light by using amber aliquot tube and amber or opaque lid, or wrap tubes in foil. Transport plasma on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off plasma and freeze within one hour of collection. Protect tube from light by using amber aliquot tube and amber or opaque lid, or wrap tubes in foil. Transport frozen to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information
Testing Location In-Common Laboratories
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Pyridoxal Phosphate; Pyridoxine
Reference Interval