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Test Code FCARO Carotene, Beta

Useful For

Confirm the diagnosis of carotenoderma; detect fat malabsorption; depressed carotene levels may be found in cases of steatorrhea.

Method Name

High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Reporting Name

Carotene, Beta

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Supplies: Amber vial (T192)

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.)

Spin Down and send 1 mL of serum ambient in an amber vial (T192) to protect from light.

 

Note: 1. Protect from light within 1 hour of collection.

         2. Patient must be fasting overnight (12 hours).

         3. Abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Hemolysis:

Mild reject; Gross reject

Thawing:

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia:

NA

Icterus:

NA

Other:

Specimen other than serum Red or SST, or if not light protected.

Reference Values

3 - 91 ug/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Analytic Time

2 - 7 days

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp Burlington

CPT Code Information

82380

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FCARO Carotene, Beta 2053-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FCARO Carotene, Beta 2053-7