Vitamin B12 Binding Capacity, Unsaturated [928]

Test Code
B12 BIND USAT (S51303)

Quest Code
S51303

CPT Codes
82608

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.2 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Radiobinding Assay

Setup Schedule
Tue, Thu

Report Available
2 to 3 days

Reference Range
Adults 650-1340 pg/mL

Clinical Significance
Vitamin B12 Binding Capacity, Unsaturated (Transcobalamin), binds and transports vitamin B12 in the circulation. Increased concentrations are associated with patients with myeloproliferative disorders. Decreased concentrations are seen in individuals with megaloblastic anemia or Transcobalamin deficiency.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Chantilly
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153-0841



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