Specimen Requirements

Title

CAROTENE, BETA

Specimen Requirement

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

Methodology

Stability

Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

4-7 days Performed Tues, Fri

Clinical Use

Confirm the diagnosis of carotenoderma; detect fat malabsorption; depressed carotene levels may be found in cases of steatorrhea.

Test Code

CARO