Carotene, beta

Alphabetical Test listing

Carotene, beta-994

  
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.
  
Serum
  
  
0.7 mL
  
0.4 mL
  
  1. Spin
  2. Transrer serum to an Amber transfer vial/tube - 12mL (LabCorp)
  3. 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

  
  

Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

  
  • Specimen not protected from light
  • Hemolysis
  • Sample type other than serum received
  
LabCorp Burlington (001529): R-NX
  
Mo, We, Fr
  
3 - 5 days
  

High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)

  

3 - 91 µg/dL

  
82380
  
Result 2053-7
  
05/31/2019
  
11/07/2019
  
07/22/2020