- NIACIN (VITAMIN B3)
Alternative Names: NIACIN, S/P, NIACIN, SERUM OR PLASMA, VITAMIN B3, S/P
Includes: Nicotinic Acid Nicotinamide (56961-6) Nicotinuric Acid
Sample Type: Serum or Plasma
Preferred Container: Plain (Red Top) Tube
Alternate Container: EDTA (Lavender Top) Tube
Sample Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.4 mL
Handling Instructions: Serum: Collect sample in Plain Red top tube
Plasma: Collect sample in Lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube.
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial.
Clearly label sample as red top serum or EDTA plasma.
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 1 day; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: -20 C degrees for 30 days
Expected Turn Around Time: 4-7 Days
CPT Codes: 84591
Note: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.