Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Vitamin E, Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Vitamin E, Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Alpha-Tocopherol
Laboratory: Toxicology/Special Chemistry
Specimen Type: Serum:

6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Plasma:

4 mL Lavender or 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum or plasma required is 1 mL.

Spin and aliquot serum or plasma and freeze immediately and send to the lab.


Sample should be collected aseptically in a Vacutainer tube not containing separator gel.

Patient does not need to be fasting.

Protect from light by wrapping in foil.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 business days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 18-29 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2009-07-02
Revised Date: 2014-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Protect sample from light and freeze immediately after separation.
Comments: Fat soluble vitamin. Deficiency causes extensive neuropathy in children and may be caused by bowel disease, pancreatic disease, celiac disease and cystic fibrosis.
Method of Analysis: HPLC
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Separate and freeze.
System Codes: 
Cerner
VITE
 
Referred To:  

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