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Vitamin A (Retinol), Serum or Plasma , NY State
|Methodology:||Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography|
Patient Preparation: Patient should fast for 12 hours and abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection.
Collect: Green (sodium or lithium heparin) OR Serum Separator Tube (SST) OR Lavender (EDTA) - 1 ml serum or plasma.
Specimen Preparation: Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Separate serum or plasma within 1 hour of collection. Transfer
plasma to an Amber Transport Tube immediately.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Whole blood or body fluids other than serum or plasma.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
|Test Panel Components||Vitamin A (Retinol); Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate)|