Test Overview
Test Methodology

Spectrophotometric

Test Usage

Detection of nutritional deficiency as in anorexia nervosa or of excess of carotene as with food faddists; evidence of person with lipid malabsorption.

Reference Range *

70 - 300 mcg/dl

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

4 days

Soft Order Code
WCARO
MiChart Code
Carotene
Synonyms
  • Beta-Carotene
  • CARO
  • CAROTENE
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Warde CARO
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect blood in a red top or SST tube from a fasting patient (12 hour fast). Patient should not consume any alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection of specimen. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into plastic vial and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Protect specimen from light.

Special Handling

Fasting specimen. Protect specimen from light. Must arrive in lab or aliquot and freeze within 1 hour.

Normal Volume
2.0 mL fasting serum
Minimum Volume
1.5 mL fasting serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Warde Medical Laboratory.

Billing
CPT Code
82380
Fee Code
22173
LOINC
2053-7
NY State Approved
No