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 Test Performed

Tuesday, Thursday

Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code

VITME

MiChart Code

Vitamin E

Synonyms

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

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Laboratory

Chemical Pathology

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite 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.

Container

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 Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

84446

LOINC

1823-4

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