4 - 10 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Serum (preferred) or plasma
0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube
Serum or plasma must be separated from cells within 45 minutes of venipuncture. Submit serum or plasma in a plastic transport tube.
Freeze. Stable frozen for 34 months. Stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days.
Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
The biological function of vitamin D is to maintain normal levels of calcium and phosphorus absorption. 25-Hydroxy vitamin D is the storage form of vitamin D. Vitamin D assists in maintaining bone health by facilitating calcium absorption. Vitamin D deficiency can also cause osteomalacia, which frequently affects elderly patients. Vitamin D from sunshine on the skin or from dietary intake is converted predominantly by the liver into 25-hydroxy vitamin D, which has a long half-life and is stored in the adipose tissue. The metabolically active form of vitamin D, 1,25-di-hydroxy vitamin D, which has a short life, is then synthesized in the kidney as needed from circulating 25-hydroxy vitamin D. The reference interval of greater than 30 ng/mL is a target value established by the Endocrine Society.2
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|504115||25-Hydroxyvitamin D LCMS D2+D3||500815||25-Hydroxy, Vitamin D||ng/mL||62292-8|
|504115||25-Hydroxyvitamin D LCMS D2+D3||500816||25-Hydroxy, Vitamin D-2||ng/mL||49054-0|
|504115||25-Hydroxyvitamin D LCMS D2+D3||500817||25-Hydroxy, Vitamin D-3||ng/mL||1989-3|
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