Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
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.
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.
Days Test Performed
Soft Order Code
VITAMIN E, SERUM
VITAMIN A AND VITAMIN E
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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.
0.5 mL serum
0.3 mL serum
Also available, Vitamin A and Vitamin E (VITAE).