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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Analytic Time

3 days

Soft Order Code
VITC
MiChart Code
Vitamin C
Synonyms
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • VITC
  • VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo VITC (60296)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Must be collected at a UH or Taubman draw station due to handling requirements

Collection Instructions

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

Special Handling

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
CPT Code
82180
Fee Code
20057
LOINC
1903-4
NY State Approved
No