Collect specimen after 12 hour fast.
Draw blood in a SST tube. Spin, separate and send 2.0 mL serum frozen in an amber tube. Please indicate on transport vial specimen type. Contact lab for dry ice for shipment.
Protect from light /Critical Frozen
Frozen 14 days
4-7 days Performed Tues, Fri
Confirm the diagnosis of carotenoderma; detect fat malabsorption; depressed carotene levels may be found in cases of steatorrhea.