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VITC / 001479L
VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID), SERUM

Test Code VITC / 001479L 
Test VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID), SERUM 
Methodology High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with electrochemical (EC) detection 
Description Useful for the evaluation of vitamin C deficiency 
Specimen Draw blood in a chilled plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down as soon as possible (keep specimen chilled while clotting), and send 2.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.7 mL) FROZEN serum in a plastic screw-capped vial. PROTECT FROM LIGHT.

NOTE: Overnight fasting is preferred. Refrain from taking vitamin C supplements or fruits 24 hours prior to sample collection. 

Reference Values 0-11 months: Not established
1-12 years: 0.2-2.3 mg/dL
13+ years: 0.2-2.0 mg/dL 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 82180