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ID:365 Vitamin B6
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DescriptionVitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin and is part of the vitamin B complex group. Pyridoxal phosphate is the active form and is a cofactor in many reactions of amino acid metabolism, including transamination, deamination, and decarboxylation. It is also is necessary for the enzymatic reaction governing the release of glucose from glycogen.
IndicationTest not routinely available without discussion with the Duty Biochemist (x26922).
Additional InfoFor investigation of hypophosphatasia a fasting plasma sample is required. Please contact the lab (x26922) to discuss this before sending the sample to ensure correct processing.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary RequirementsPatient should be fasted or at least 8h post supplement / TPN
Interpretation

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeHeparin
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Collection ConditionsEDTA also acceptable. Sample must be protected from the light. Fasting state or at least 8 hrs post supplementation.
Min. Vol5 mL
Freq.Referred to external laboratory

Ref. Range (Male)250-680 pmol/g haemoglobin
Ref. Range (Female)250-680 pmol/g haemoglobin
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes250-680 pmol/g Hb (PLP measured)
Unitspmol/g (Hb)
IP Acute TAT10 days
IP Routine TAT10 days
GP Acute TAT10 days
GP Routine TAT10 days
Turnround CommentLinda MacKinnon:linda.mackinnon@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

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