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Vitamin A

Alternate names:
beta carotene, Carotene
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
VITA
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature 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:

1.10-2.80 umol/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Spin, separate serum, wrap in foil and freeze

Transport frozen

External Laboratory:
Royal Childrens Hospital
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