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Test Catalog

Test ID: FCARO    
Carotene, Beta

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

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

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

3 - 91 ug/dL

Interpretation Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

High levels are useful to rule out steatorrhea but lower values lack specificity. There is poor sensitivity. High in the serum of those ingesting large amounts of vegetables.