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NY State Available
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Pantothenic Acid (B-5) Bioassay
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Describes the specimen type validated for testing
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Specimen Type: Serum
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Collection Instructions: Draw blood in SST (serum separator tube). Allow sample to clot for 30 minutes at room temperature. Spin down and send 1 mL serum frozen in an amber vial (T915) to protect from light.
Specimen Minimum Volume
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Reject Due To
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| Gross hemolysis: || Reject |
| Thawing: || Warm Reject; Cold OK |
| Gross lipemia: || Reject |
| List other reasons for rejection: || Reject specimens containing particulate matter or microbial contamination. Specimens unprotected from light. |
Specimen Stability Information
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Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
Pantothenic acid, commonly known as vitamin B5, is a water-soluble vitamin. As part of acetyl CoA or an acyl carrier protein, pantothenic acid plays an essential role in metabolic pathways. It functions in the oxidation of both fatty acids and carbohydrates for energy production in the form of A TP. Vitamin B5 also participates in the synthesis of amino acids, fatty acids, ketones, cholesterol, phospholipids, and steroids. Additionally, vitamin B5 contributes to porphyrin and hemoglobin biochemistry and in adrenal function. Pantothenic acid deficiency is exceedingly rare, mostly affecting individuals who are severely malnourished. Those who lack an adequate amount of vitamin B5 may demonstrate symptoms such as paresthesias, muscle weakness, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pains and susceptibility to infection.
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Adult Reference Range
>10 Years 37-147 ug/L
Pediatric Reference Range
< or =1 Year 3.45 to 825 ug/L
>1 year to 10 Years 3.45 to 229.2 ug/L
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The performance characteristics of the listed assay was validated by BioAgilytix Diagnostics. The US FDA has not approved or cleared this test. The results of this assay can be used for clinical diagnosis without FDA approval. BioAgilytix Diagnostics is a CLIA certified, CAP accredited laboratory for performing high complexity assays such as this one.
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||Test Order Name
Order LOINC Value
||Pantothenic Acid (B-5) Bioassay
||Test Result Name
Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
||Pantothenic Acid (B-5) Bioassay