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Test Name:Carotene
Test Number:LAB61
Collect:1.0 ml Serum - Plain Red
Peds Collect:0.3 ml Serum - Plain Red
Alternate Collect:1.0 ml Serum - SST
Container:MAYO - AMBER Screw Cap Transfer Vial
Processing:Spin and separate into amber vial
Transport/Stability:PROTECT FROM LIGHT
Refrigerated (preferred) - 14 days
Frozen (OK) - 14 days
Ambient - 24 hours
Alternate Names:Beta-carotene, CTE, 82380.0
Performing Lab:Mayo Medical Labs (BCARO); R-MM
Days Set Up:Varies - Batched twice per week
Expected TAT:3 - 7 days
Ref. Ranges:≥ 18yrs: 2.3 - 65.0 mcg/dL
Collection/
Processing Details:
Patient should be on overnight (12 -14 hour fast) prior to collection. Water, but no other liquids, may be taken as needed. Patient must not consume any alcohol or vitamin supplements for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.
PROTECT FROM LIGHT
Method:HPLC
CPT Codes:82380
Date Created:09/17/2007
Revised Date:08/11/2014