Test directory: Vitamin A

Ordering Code329
Test NameVitamin A
AliasRetinol
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsFasting specimen preferred but not required.
Handling InstructionsSubmit a well-mixed, aliquot specimen in an Amber Transport
Tube (or aliquot tube that is wrapped in foil to protect from light).
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 1 Week
Frozen: 1 Year
Rejection CriteriaReceived ambient at reference laboratory, 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
Vitamin AALLSee report.