Vitamin E, Plasma or Serum VITE

Method(s) Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Specimen Required
Collect

One 3 mL green (sodium or lithium heparin) or gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: lavender or pink (EDTA) top tubes.

Transport

1 mL plasma or serum refrigerated (Min: 0.2 mL). Separate serum or plasma from cells within 1 hour of collection.

Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 year (-20°C)
Unacceptable Conditions

Whole blood or body fluids other than serum or plasma.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010287
CPTCode 84446
Notes

Patient should fast for 12 hours and abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection. Avoid hemolysis.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
ComponentAgeReference Interval
Vitamin E (a-Tocopherol)0-1 month
2-5 months
6 months-1 year
2-12 years
13 years and older
1.0-3.5 mg/L
2.0-6.0 mg/L
3.5-8.0 mg/L
5.5-9.0 mg/L
5.5-18.0 mg/L
Vitamin E (g-Tocopherol) 0-6.0 mg/L
No Appointment Necessary
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