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Test ID BLOD1009 Vitamin E, Serum

Secondary ID

42358

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

Method Name

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

Reporting Name

Vitamin E, S

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

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

Reference Values

0-17 years: 3.8-18.4 mg/L

≥18 years: 5.5-17.0 mg/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 12:01 a.m.

Analytic Time

2 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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.

CPT Code Information

84446

Forms

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