|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|