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Vitamin A, Serum

Additional Codes

LAB580

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: Fasting overnight (12-14 hours) (infants: draw prior to next feeding)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reference Values

0-6 years: 11.3-64.7 mcg/dL

7-12 years: 12.8-81.2 mcg/dL

13-17 years: 14.4-97.7 mcg/dL

≥18 years: 32.5-78.0 mcg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Analytic Time

2 days

Specimen Retention Time

14 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

84590

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VITA Vitamin A, S 2923-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
7597 Vitamin A 2923-1

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request (T239) with the specimen.