Vitamin C

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: VITC MAYO

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Green top (sodium heparin) tube

Collection Volume: 2.5 mL (minimum 1.5 mL)

Cause for rejection: Hemolyzed

Storage: Frozen Critical

Availability: Sent to reference laboratory

Methodology: Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Special Instructions: Fasting specimens are preferred.

Immediately place specimen on wet ice, process within 4 hours of draw
Centrifuge at 4C, aliquot plasma into amber vial to protect from light







Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 2-4 days

Additional Info: Reference range: 0.6-2.0 mg/dL

CPT Code: 82180

Synonyms: Ascorbic Acid

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