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VITAMIN A(RETINOL),SERUM,PLASMA

Test Number:
  • 0080525
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Serum
Container Type:
  • SST or Red Top (see collection instructions)
Alternative Specimen:
  • Heparin/Green Top in an amber vial (see collection instructions)
Volume:
  • 1 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • PREFERRED SPECIMEN: 1 mL serum from red top or SST with red cells separated, in an amber vial to protect from light. Separate serum from cells as soon as possible after clotting. Overnight fasting is preferred. Wrap sample in aluminum foil if amber vial is not available. ALTERNATIVE SPECIMEN: 1.0 mL Heparin/Green Top in an amber vial. Wrap sample in aluminum foil if amber vial is not available.
Transport Temperature:
  • Refrigerate until transport. Protect from light and ship refridgerated. Ship frozen if not protected
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temp (15-25C): 1 day
  • Refrigerated (2-8C): 1 week if protected from light
  • Frozen (-20C or less): 1 year
Methodology:
  • HPLC
CPT Code:
  • 84590
Reject Criteria:
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 5 days

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