Vitamin B12 Binding Capacity, Unsaturated (Transcobalamin) : 928

Test Code
VB12Q or 928

Alias/See Also
Transcobalamin, B12 Binding Capacity

CPT Codes
82608

Instructions
Serum separator tube or plain red.

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube and transport. If plain red, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL serum (Min: 0.2 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 4 days; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Radiobinding Assay

Setup Schedule
Tuesday & Thursday

Report Available
2-7 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

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



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