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Vitamin C

Alternate names:
Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
VITC
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
Lithium heparin no gelLithium heparin no gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport ON ICE IMMEDIATELY to lab

Wrap specimen in foil to protect from light

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Notes:

Consult dietitian before requesting vitamin assays on inpatients.

Specimens for vitamin assays must be taken before dietary changes are implemented

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

28 - 120 umol/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Spin, separate, wrap in foil and freeze ASAP.

Transport frozen. Contact Gribbles to arrange courier.

External Laboratory:
Australian Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope)
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