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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6096

Test Synonym

  • VITAMIN B6, PLASMA,PLP,Pyridoxal-5-phosphate,Pyridoxine,B6

Minimum Volume

  • 1.0 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma


  • Amber Tube- Refrigerated with EDTA or Heparin Plasma, Amber Tube- Frozen with EDTA or Heparin Plasma


  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 6 days

CPT Codes

  • 84207
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 2 mL PLASMA (EDTA or Heparized) - Light Protected required - Amber or foil Specimen rejection : if not protected from light; use of anticoagulants other than EDTA or heparin. Not separated from cells prior to shipping to the lab

Additional Information

  • Draw blood in a Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (heparin) tube; separate plasma from cells immediately and transfer into plastic amber transport tube with amber-top. (If amber tubes are unavailable, cover standard transport tube completely, top and bottom, with aluminum foil. Identify specimen with patient's name directly on the container AND on the outside of the aluminum foil. Secure with tape.) Immediately separate plasma from red cells. Protect specimen from light.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 14 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 16 days