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Point of Care Testing
Pathology Lab Manual
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Vitamin E, Alpha-Tocopherol
4.0 mL blood
Volume and Container
4.0 mL plain red top blood tube ONLY, protected from light
Storage and Transport
Serum stored refrigerated in Mayo amber vial until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory New England Toxicology
Causes for Rejection
Specimens other than serum, gold top SST blood tube, blood tube received exposed to light
Turn Around Time
3-8 business days from time of collection
Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays
CPT / HCPCS Code
Evaluation of individuals with motor and sensory neuropathies. Monitoring vitamin E status of premature infants requiring oxygenation. Evaluation of persons with intestinal malabsorption of lipids.
Mayo Medical Laboratory New England Toxicology
Test performed Monday-Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory New England Toxicology
Overnight fast of 12-14 hours before collection. Patient must not consume any alcohol or ingest vitamin supplements for 24 hours before collection
Protect blood from light at time of collection
See reference lab report
Limitations and Contraindications
Reference values were established in patients who were fasting.
CPOE Test Name
Ref Vitamin E Level, Ref VTE
Created at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
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