Test Details

Mnemonic

VITE

Ordering Code

1060300

CPT-4 Code(s)

84446

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Fast overnight (12-14 hours).
Infants: draw prior to next feeding.

Collect

Red top

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum in an amber screw capped plastic vial. PROTECT FROM LIGHT. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Alternate Specimen

Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Critical frozen

Rejection Criteria

Specimen not protected from light.
Specimen not frozen.

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 60 days

Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography
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Reference Range

500 - 1800 µg/dL (Alpha-Tocopherol)
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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