Vitamin A (Retinol), Plasma or Serum VITA

Method(s) Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Specimen Required
Collect

One 3 mL green (sodium or lithium heparin) or one gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: lavender EDTA

Transport

1 mL plasma or serum, refrigerated (Min: 0.2 mL). Separate serum/plasma from cells within one hour of collection.

Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 year
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010221
CPTCode 84590
Notes

Draw sample following an overnight (12 hours) fast. Patient should not consume alcohol for one day prior to blood draw. Avoid hemolysis.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
ComponentAgeReference Interval
Retinol (Vitamin A)0-1 month
2 months-12 years
13-17 years
18 years and older
0.18-0.50 mg/L
0.20-0.50 mg/L
0.26-0.70 mg/L
0.30-1.20 mg/L
Retinyl Palmitate0-150 years0-0.10 mg/L
No Appointment Necessary
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