FPAB - Specimen: Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Bioassay

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FPAB    
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Bioassay

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum SST

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw blood in a SST (serum separator tube). Spin down and transfer to plastic Amber vial (T192) to protect from light. Send 1 mL serum frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild OK; Gross reject


Warm < 24 hours ; Cold OK


Mild OK; Gross reject




Reject specimens containing particulate matter or microbial contamination.

Red top tube.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Serum SSTFrozen (preferred)21 days
 Refrigerated 7 days