Test Overview

Test Methodology

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Test Usage

Diagnosis of vitamin C deficiency.

Reference Range*

0.4 - 2.0 mg/dL

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

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Analytic Time

3 days

Soft Order Code

VITC

MiChart Code

Vitamin C

Synonyms

Synonyms

Ascorbic Acid
VITC
VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)

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Laboratory

Sendout

Laboratory Reference

Mayo VITC (60296)

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Specimen must be drawn at a UH/Taubman drawn station due to requiring spinning in a refrigerated centrifuge immediately.

Special Handing

Fasting specimen. Place on ice and deliver to lab immediately. Centrifuge at 4 degrees C. Protect specimen from light.

Normal Volume

1 mL plasma

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL plasma

Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

82180

LOINC

1903-4

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