Days Set Up
Tuesday, Thursday
Analytic Time

8 hours

MiChart Code
Vitamin E
Soft Order Code
VITME

Test Updated:

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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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in a red top (preferred) or SST tube.

Collection Offsite

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

Billing Information

CPT Code
84446
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
1823-4

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.