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Test Code BLOD0980 Vitamin A, Serum

Important Note

Patient must fast for 12-14 hours prior to collection. For infants, draw prior to next feeding.

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: VITA

Useful For

Diagnosing vitamin A deficiency and toxicity

 

Monitoring vitamin A therapy

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: Fasting overnight (12-14 hours) (infants: draw prior to next feeding).

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

Reference Values

0-6 years: 11.3-64.7 mcg/dL

7-12 years: 12.8-81.2 mcg/dL

13-17 years: 14.4-97.7 mcg/dL

≥18 years: 32.5-78.0 mcg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 12:01 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

84590

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request Form (T239) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf)