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VITAMIN K1, SERUM

Mnemonic

VIT K

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Draw specimen following an overnight (12-hour) fast. Patient should not consume alcohol for one day before blood draw.

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one plain red or gold (SST) top tube, also acceptable: lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

PROTECT FROM LIGHT within one hour of collection and during storage and shipment. Avoid hemolysis. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an amber transport tube. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.2 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Any specimen other than serum or EDTA plasma, hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

Sun, Tue - Sat

Reported

3-7 days

Method

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Referral Lab

ARUP (99225)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84597

Last Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 08:27:54 AM


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