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TEST NAME: Niacin (Vitamin B3, Nicotinic Acid)

CPT CODE: 84591
NGMC CODE: NIA
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Draw sufficient blood in Lavender - top (EDTA) tube (s). Spin down and transfer to a plastic Amber vial (T192) to protect from light within 15 minutes of collection. Freeze and send 4 mL EDTA plasma frozen on dry ice.
DEPT/TURNAROUND: Send Out/5-7 days
METHODOLOGY: HPLC
REFERENCE RANGES:

Adult :  0.50 - 8.45 ug/mL  (>10 years)

             < 0.50 Low

             > 8.45 High 

Pediatric:  0.50 - 8.91 ug/mL (<10 years)

                   < 0.50 Low

                   > 8.91 High 

 

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