Test Details

Mnemonic

VITC

Ordering Code

1060400

CPT-4 Code(s)

82180

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Fast overnight and refrain from Vitamin C intake for 24 hours.
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Collect

Green lithium heparin
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate plasma from cells within 2 hours and send 2.0 mL plasma frozen in an amber screw-capped plastic tube. PROTECT FROM LIGHT. CRITICAL FROZEN.
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Minimum Volume

1.0 mL
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Transport Temperature

Critical frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimens.
Specimen not frozen.
Specimen not protected from light.
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Stability

Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 5 days
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Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography
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Reference Range

2 - 19 mg/L
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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