|Mnemonic: ||[Vit K1]|
|Name: ||Vitamin K1 Level|
|Specimen: ||2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Patient Prep: Refrain from consuming alcohol 24 hours prior to draw. Fast for 12 hours (overnight) prior to draw.|
Specimen Preparation: Protect from light within one hour of collection and during storage and shipment.
Also acceptable: plasma from Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2 EDTA).
Unacceptable Conditions: Any specimen other than serum or EDTA plasma. Hemolyzed specimens.
|Minimum Spec: ||1.2 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable up to 4 weeks refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0099225|
| Method: ||High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)|
|Processing Info: ||Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.|