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Carotene, β (Beta)
|Methodology:||High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)|
Patient Preparation: Overnight fasting is preferred.
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) OR Plain Red - 0.7 ml serum .
Specimen Preparation: Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Serum must be separated from cells as soon as possible after clotting. Wrap sample in aluminum foil if amber vial is not available.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Unacceptable Conditions: Any specimen other than serum. Hemolyzed or icteric specimens.Not protected from light.
Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
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