Test directory: Carotene

Ordering Code250
Test NameCarotene
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsProtect from light
Fasting recommended, but not required
Handling InstructionsSeparate and freeze immediately
Submit aliquot specimen in an Amber Transport Tube (or aliquot tube that is wrapped in foil to protect from light).
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 3 Days
Refrigerated: 6 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaAmbient, Not protected from light
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 6 Days
MethodologyHigh Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
CaroteneALLSee report.