VITAMIN A

Mnemonic

VITA

Synonym

Retinol

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

Handling

Separate serum or plasma within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to transport tube immediately. (Min: 0.2 mL) Avoid hemolysis. 

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

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

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Referral Lab

ARUP (80525)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84590

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:32 AM