Vitamin E (Tocopherol) QVITE

Method(s) Chromatography
Synonym Tocopherol
Components Vitamin E, Alpha-Tocopherol and Vitamin E, Beta-Gamma-Tocopherol
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.

Also acceptable: Foil wrapped transport tube protected from light.

Transport

2 mL serum refrigerated (Min: 0.7 mL).

* Collection Instructions *

  • PROTECTED FROM LIGHT.
  • Separate from cells as soon as possible after clotting.
  • Send serum in an amber tube.
  • If an amber tube is not available, wrap tube in aluminum foil to protect from light.
Remarks

Patient Preparation: Overnight fasting is required.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 28 days

Unacceptable Conditions
  • Grossly hemolyzed
  • Heavily lipemic sera
  • Received in serum separator tube or red-top tube (no gel) collection tube
  • Received room temperature
  • Not protected from light
  • Plasma
Schedule Mon-Sat
CPTCode 84446
Notes Performing Laboratory-Quest Diagnostics-Chantilly VA
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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