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Vitamin C
SKU:
E748
Test Contains (LOINC)
Vitamin C Plasma (1903-4)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type
Plasma
Preferred Container
Sodium Heparin (Green Top) Tube or Lithium Heparin (Green Top) Tube
Alternate Container
Plasma Separator Tube
Sample Volume
0.5 mL
Minimal Sample Volume
0.3 mL
Handling Instructions
Protect from light, centrifuge, transfer plasma and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL plasma to an Amber Transport Tube.
Client Transport Temperature
Critical Frozen
Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year
Unsuitable Specimen
EDTA plasma, whole blood, or body fluids. Grossly hemolyzed specimens. Specimens not protected from light.
TESTING
Frequency
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Expected Turn Around
2 - 7 Days
Responsible Dept
Reference Lab
Referral Lab
ARUP
Referral Lab Code
0080380
CPT
82180
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Notes
1. Fasting specimen preferred. 2. Thawing and refreezing of the specimen and exposure to light will result in decreased Vitamin C concentration. CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.