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pawsPathologyManual: Alpha-Tocopherol

Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Alpha-Tocopherol

Synonyms

Vitamin E, Alpha-Tocopherol

Test Consists

 

Specimen Requirements

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

Critical Values

 

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

Availability

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

CPT / HCPCS Code

84446

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

38,656,341

Last Updated

 

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

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.

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

 

Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory New England Toxicology

Schedule

Test performed Monday-Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory New England Toxicology

Request Form

 

Methodology

LC-MS/MS

Patient Prep

Overnight fast of 12-14 hours before collection. Patient must not consume any alcohol or ingest vitamin supplements for 24 hours before collection

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

Protect blood from light at time of collection

Reference Range

See reference lab report

Limitations and Contraindications

Reference values were established in patients who were fasting.

Interpretation

 

Additional Information

 

CPOE Test Name

Ref Vitamin E Level, Ref VTE

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir