Carotene, Serum Total CAROTE

Method(s) Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Specimen Required
Collect

3 mL gold (SST) top tube or plain red.

Transport

CRITICAL: Protect from light immediately after collection and during storage and shipment. Transfer 3 mL (Min: 0.6 mL)

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen: 1 month

Unacceptable Conditions

Any specimen other than serum. Refrigerated or room temperature specimens. Hemolyzed or icteric specimens.

Schedule Mon-Sat
Billing Code 5011858
CPTCode 82380
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

60-200 ug/dL

No Appointment Necessary
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