NIACIN

Mnemonic

NIACIN

Synonym

VITAMIN B3

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, one lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Transfer 4 mL plasma to an aliquot tube. Protect from light. CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, thawed or not protected from light

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Varies

Reported

6-12 days

Method

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Referral Lab

ARUP (Cambridge Biomedical Research Group) (92168)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84591

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:24 AM