Vitamin K1

Abbrev Code:VITK   
Order Code:LAB1110Order Name:Vitamin K
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography
CPT Codes: 84597 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 2-5 days.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) protect from light
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel) protect from light, Red or gold (gel)
Collection Instructions:Protect from light during collection.
Patient Preparation:12 hour fasting specimen preferred; patient should not consume alcohol for 1 day prior to collection.
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis, specimen other than serum or EDTA plasma, specimen not protected from light.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection and aliquot 1 mL, 0.6 mL minimum. Each vitamin level requested requires a separate aliquot tube. Protect from light. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice. Protect from light.
Stability:1 month refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99225


Reference Range:0.22 - 4.88 nmol/L

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