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: Fasting sample is recommended.

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.

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: 0-<1 year: 5-50 Ámol/L
1-<12 years: 13-32 Ámol/L
12-<20 years: 12-31 Ámol/L
20-<40 years: 14-45 Ámol/L
40-<60 years: 16-58 Ámol/L
≥60 years: 16-67 Ámol/L
Effective Date: 2009-07-02
Revised Date: 2021-03-22
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Please note: new reference intervals as of March 22, 2021
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/MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Separate and freeze.
System Codes: 
Cerner
VITE
 
Referred To:  

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