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Test ID BLOD1009 Vitamin E, Serum

Useful For

Evaluation of individuals with motor and sensory neuropathies

 

Monitoring vitamin E status of premature infants requiring oxygenation

 

Evaluation of persons with intestinal malabsorption of lipids

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: Fasting overnight (12-14 hours) (infants-draw prior to next feeding).

Supplies: Amber Frosted Tube, 5 mL (T192)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Amber vial (T192)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in amber vial to protect from light within 24 hours.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 12:01 a.m.

Analytic Time

2 days

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

84446

Secondary ID

42358

Reporting Name

Vitamin E, S

Reference Values

0-17 years: 3.8-18.4 mg/L

≥18 years: 5.5-17.0 mg/L

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request (T239) with the specimen.

Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
285 Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)