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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Vitamin B6
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Purple / EDTA Plasma
Volume required
6 ml
Special requirements for specimen collection
Must be protected from light. Wrap sample in foil or send in a brown envelope.
Reference Ranges
Age related, contact laborataory
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Isolated deficiency is rare.  Deficiency is most likely in alcoholics, renal patients on dialysis and the elderly.  Severe deficiency leads to dermatologic and neurologic changes.
Turn around time
20 days
Referral laboratory (if applicable)
London, Viapath
Last modified: 02/08/2017