Carotene, beta-994

Test info

  
Carotene, beta
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Beta carotene
Carotene
  
  • Confirm the diagnosis of carotenoderma
  • Detect fat malabsorption; depressed carotene levels may be found in cases of steatorrhea.

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
0.7 mL
  
0.4 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  3. Transrer serum to an Amber transfer vial/tube - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as serum
  4. Protect from light
  

Amber transfer vial/tube - 12 mL (LabCorp)

If amber tubes are unavailable, cover standard transport tube completely, top and bottom, with aluminum foil and secure with tape

  
  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin 
  3. Transrer serum to an Amber transfer vial/tube - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  4. Protect from light
  

Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

  
  • Specimen not protected from light
  • Hemolysis
  • Sample type other than serum received

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (001529): R-NX
  
Mo, We, Fr
  
3 - 5 days
  

High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

3 - 91 µg/dL

Billing

  
82380
  
Result 2053-7

Tracking

  
05/31/2019
  
11/07/2019
  
07/22/2020