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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeVIT
Method

CMIA Method, Beckman Coulter DxI 800 analyser with Beckman Coulter Access reagents

External Price$10.18(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen4.5mL Lithium Heparin PST (green)
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

B12 Reference Interval

105 - 675 pmol/L

Normal: 130 - 675 pmol/L   

Indeterminate: 105 - 130 pmol/L             

(Change in Reference Range effective as of 18/8/2021)

Folate Reference Interval

<7 nmol/L

Additional Information

B12/FOLATE COMMENTS

 
1. B12 comments
 

B12
Comment
Code
130-675 pmol/L
None
 
< 130 pmol/L
“B12 deficiency”
 
 
105 - 130 pmol/L
“B12 deficiency is not excluded in patients with B12 values 105 - 130 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.”
 
>675 pmol/L
“Raised B12 can occur in liver or renal disease, and myeloproliferative diseases.”
 

  
2. Folate comments
 
 

Serum folate
Comment
Code
= or > 8
None
 
< 7
“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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