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Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Ascorbic Acid

Synonyms

Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid

Test Consists

 

Specimen Requirements

4.0 mL blood

Volume and Container

4.0 mL green top heparinized blood tube, protected from light

Storage and Transport

Heparinized plasma stored frozen in amber vial until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Critical Values

 

Causes for Rejection

Specimens other than heparinized plasma, blood tube received exposed to light, gross hemolysis, cold/warm plasma

Turn Around Time

5-10 business days from time of collection

Availability

Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays

CPT / HCPCS Code

82180

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

38,838,688

Last Updated

 

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

Diagnosing vitamin C deficiency. Aid to deter excessive intake

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

 

Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Schedule

Test performed Monday-Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Request Form

 

Methodology

LC-MS/MS

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

Collect following an overnight fast.  Protect collected blood from light at time of collection

Reference Range

See reference lab report

Limitations and Contraindications

Testing of nonfasting specimens or the use of vitamin supplementation can result in elevated values. 

Interpretation

 

Additional Information

 

CPOE Test Name

Ref Misc Referral Lab Test, type Vitamin C in Test Name REF

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir