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Test ID FPAB Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Bioassay

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: SST

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in SST (serum separator tube). Allow sample to clot for 30 minutes at room temperature. Spin down and send 1 mL serum frozen in an amber vial (T915) to protect from light.

Method Name

Microbiological Assay

Reporting Name

Pantothenic Acid (B-5) Bioassay

Specimen Type

Serum SST

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 21 days LIGHT PROTECTED
  Refrigerated  7 days LIGHT PROTECTED

Reference Values

Adult Reference Range

>10 Years                     37-147 ug/L


Pediatric Reference Range

≤1 Year                 3.45 to 825 ug/L

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


Day(s) Performed


Report Available

4 to 18 days

Performing Laboratory

BioAgilytix Diagnostics

Test Classification

The performance characteristics of the listed assay was validated by BioAgilytix Diagnostics. The US FDA has not approved or cleared this test. The results of this assay can be used for clinical diagnosis without FDA approval. BioAgilytix Diagnostics 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