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Test Catalog

Test ID: VITE    
Vitamin E, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Shipping Instructions

Ship specimen in amber vial to protect from light.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: Fasting overnight (12-14 hours) (infants-draw prior to next feeding)

Supplies: Amber Frosted Tube, 5 mL (T192)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Amber vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Within 24 hours of collection, aliquot specimen into amber vial to protect from light.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request (T239) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.25 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)44 daysLIGHT PROTECTED
 Frozen 44 daysLIGHT PROTECTED
 Ambient 7 daysLIGHT PROTECTED