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

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

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.

Yellow Top Tube
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
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