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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeVIT
Method

CMIA technology on Abbott i2000SR analyser, Abbott reagents

External Price$10.02(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen4.5mL Lithium Heparin PST,
Paediatric Specimen600uL heparin microtainer
Sample Delivery to Labambient 3 days
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructionsmin 500ul plasma, fridge, stable 7 days 2-8 C if separated
Aliquot Transport to CHLFridge
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Core
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 3640397 ext: 80397
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hours
Turnaround Time4 hours
Reference Interval

Vitamin B12; 130-650pmol/L

Vitamin B12 grey zone: 130-250pmol/L

Additional Information

 

B12/FOLATE COMMENTS
 
 
Reference Intervals:   B12                                         130 – 650 pmol/L
                                      B12 “grey-zone”                    130 - 250 pmol/L
                                      Serum folate                           >8  nmol/L
 
 
1. B12 comments
 

B12
Comment
Code
250-650 pmol/L
None
 
< 130pmol/L
“B12 deficiency”
LOWB12
 
130-249 pmol/L
“B12 deficiency is not excluded in patients with B12 values 130-250 pmol/L – especially the elderly. Treatment is recommended for any patient with symptoms of B12 deficiency. Assessment of active B12, MMA and homocysteine levels may be informative.”
GRYB12
>650 pmol/L
“Raised B12 can occur in liver or renal disease, and myeloproliferative diseases.”
HGHB12

 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Folate comments
 
 

Serum folate
Comment
Code
= or > 8
None
 
< 8
“Folate low ?dietary ?malabsorption ?coeliac. Suggest TTG IgA antibodies (TTG IgG if known IgA deficiency) if coeliac disease is suspected. If precise folate status is important for diagnosis, plasma homocysteine (5ml EDTA on ice) may be helpful”
LOWFOL

 
Delphic Number Test Number7875

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