Vitamin K1, Serum VITK1

Method(s) High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Specimen Required
Collect

One 6 mL plain red or one gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) top tubes.

Transport

1 mL serum or plasma, frozen in an amber standardized transport tube. (Min: 0.6 mL) PROTECT FROM LIGHT

Stability

Separate serum or plasma from cells within one hour of collection. After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 6 months

Schedule Sun-Fri
Billing Code 5010611
CPTCode 84597
Notes Draw sample following an overnight (12-hour) fast. Patient should not consume alcohol for one day prior to blood draw. Avoid hemolysis. Protect from light. Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. PROTECT FROM LIGHT during collection, storage and shipment.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

0.22-4.88 nmol/L

No Appointment Necessary
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