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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