Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) Whole blood from 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Wrap tube with black paper or aluminium foil to protect from light. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Uncovered tubes exposed to light are unacceptable.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 2 weeks
Stability (Frozen): 3 months
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: This test measures Pyridoxal 5’Phosphate (PLP), the most clinically significant coenzyme form of vitamin B6. PLP serves as a coenzyme for more than 100 enzymes that catalyze key steps in the metabolism of amino acids, neurotransmitters, nucleic acids, heme and lipids. Vitamin B6 deficiency is associated with microcytic anaemia, electroencephalographic abnormalities, dermatitis with cheilosis (scaling on the lips and cracks at the corners of the mouth) and glossitis (swollen tongue), depression and confusion and weakened immune function. Groups at risk of vitamin B6 deficiency are individuals with impaired renal function, autoimmune disorders, alcohol dependence and Malabsorption syndromes such as Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease & Ulcerative colitis.
Specialty: Nutritional Deficiencies
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required.