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Test Code LAB3120 Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Bioassay

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: FPAB

Reporting Name

Pantothenic Acid (B-5) Bioassay

Performing Laboratory

Cambridge Biomedical Inc.

Specimen Type

Serum SST

Specimen Required

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

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 21 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values

Adult Reference Range

>10 Years                     37 - 147 ug/L


Pediatric Reference Range

<or = 1 Year                  3.45 to 825 ug/L

>1 year to 10 Years       3.45 to 229.2 ug/L


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed


Test Classification

The performance characteristics of the listed assay were validated by Cambridge Biomedical Inc. The US FDA has not approved or cleared this test. The results of this assay can be used for clinical diagnosis without FDA approval. Cambridge Biomedical Inc. is a CLIA certified, CAP accredited laboratory for performing high complexity assays such as this one.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FPAB Pantothenic Acid (B-5) Bioassay 2722-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FPAB Pantothenic Acid (B-5) Bioassay 2722-7

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject


Warm < 24 hours ; Cold OK


Mild OK; Gross reject




Reject specimens containing particulate matter or microbial contamination. Specimens unprotected from light.

Method Name

Microbiological Assay