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Vitamin E, Serum or Plasma

Components

Name Method Department Units
Vitamin E Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Send Out mg/L

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 month(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Patient should fast for 12 hours and abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection. Unacceptable specimens: Whole blood or body fluids other than serum or plasma.

CPT Code

  • 84446