Test Overview
Test Methodology

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

Test Usage

Diagnosis or evaluation of patients with motor and sensory neuropathies, monitoring vitamin E status of premature infants requiring oxygenation, evaluation of patients with intestinal malabsorption of lipids.

Reference Range *

Age 0-17 years: 3.8 - 18.4 mg/L
Age >or=18 years: 5.5 - 17.0 mg/L
Significant deficiency: < 3.0 mg/L
Significant excess: > 40 mg/L.

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
VITME
MiChart Code
Vitamin E
Synonyms
  • Alpha-tocopherol
  • Alpha-tocopherol
  • VITAMIN E, SERUM
  • VITAMIN A AND VITAMIN E
  • A TOCO
  • A TOCO
  • R ESTERS
  • R ESTERS2
  • RETINOL
  • RETINOL2
  • VITAE
  • ALPHA TOCOPHEROL
  • ALPHA TOCOPHEROL
  • RETINYL ESTERS
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Drug Analysis
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top (preferred) or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into plastic vial and refrigerate or freeze. For long term storage, freeze at -20C.

Red Top Tube
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL serum
Additional Information

Also available, Vitamin A and Vitamin E (VITAE).

Billing
CPT Code
84446
Fee Code
KA023
LOINC
1823-4
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