Test Catalog


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Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

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Test Name: Vitamin B12, Active

Test Code: B12ACT

Male Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
≥ 0d 35-150 pmol/L

Female Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
≥ 0d 35-150 pmol/L

Turn around time: Analyzed within 2 days of receipt.

Collection Container: Gold

Alternate Collection Container(s): Red

Sample Type: Serum

Minimum Volume: 4 mL

Method: Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay, Roche Cobas

Notes:

B12 Status:

Sufficient ≥40 pmol/L

Indeterminate 11-39 pmol/L

Deficiency likely ≤10 pmol/L