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Vitamin A

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

ARUP

 

Test ID: 

LAB580

 

Synonyms: 

Retinol

Methodology: 

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Green (sodium or lithium heparin), plasma separator tube, or serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).
Transport: Refrigerated.
Handling: Patient should fast for 12 hours and abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection..
Unacceptable conditions: Whole blood or body fluids other than serum or plasma. Avoid hemolysis.
Stability: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 year

 

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pub/0080525

CPT Code(s): 

84590

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 2:58:57 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 2:59:05 PM