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VITAMIN E

Mnemonic

VIT E

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Draw specimen following an overnight (12-hour) fast. Patient should not consume alcohol for one day before blood draw.

Collect

Plasma or Serum, one 4.0 mL green (sodium or lithium heparin) or gold (SST) top tube

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerate and protect from light.

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

Sun - Sat

Reported

3-5 days

Method

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Referral Lab

ARUP (80521)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84446

Last Updated: Friday, October 6, 2017 08:56:00 AM


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