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Lab Test Dictionary

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) (931)

Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)


Synonyms

Tocopherol

Specimen Type

Serum

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Valencia


Epic ID

LAB01346

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday

Standard TAT

3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Overnight fasting is required. Protect from light.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=24 Hours; Refrigerated=7 Days; Frozen=28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Received room temp; Not protected from light; Plasma; Contaminated; Grossly hemolyzed; Heavily Lipemic sera

Test Volume Required

2 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.7 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

Separate serum from cells as soon as possible after clotting. Protect from light.


Included Tests

Alpha-Tocopherol and Beta-Gamma-Tocopherol.


CPT Codes

84446


Revised

03-23-20

Initials

SL