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CARTN / FCARO-M
CAROTENE, SERUM

Test Code CARTN / FCARO-M 
Test CAROTENE, SERUM 
Methodology Colorimetric 
Description Confirm the diagnosis of carotenoderma; detect fat malabsorption; depressed carotene levels may be found in cases of steatorrhea 
Specimen Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) following an overnight (12 - 14 hour) fast (serum gel tube is acceptable.). Patient must not consume any alcohol or vitamin supplements for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn. Water, but no other liquids, may be taken as needed. Spin down and send 1.0 mL of serum ambient in plastic vial.PROTECT FROM LIGHT. 
Reference Values 3-91 g/dL 
Analytic Time 2 to 7 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
CPT Code(s) 82380