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25446 Vitamin E (VITE)

Vitamin E (VITE)
Test Code: VITESO
Synonyms/Keywords
​Alpha-tocopherol
Useful For

​Evaluation of individuals with motor and sensory neuropathies

Monitoring vitamin E status of premature infants requiring oxygenation

Evaluation of persons with intestinal malabsorption of lipids

Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Yes ​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​0.5 mL ​0.25 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

​Overnight fasting (12-14 hours).  Infants should be drawn prior to next feeding.

**SEND SERUM SPECIMEN IN AMBER VIAL TO PROTECT FROM LIGHT WITHIN 24 HOURS** 

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time ​Special Container​
​Serum ​ ​ ​Refrigerated (preferred) ​44 days ​Light Protected
​Frozen ​44 days ​Light Protected
​Room Temp​7 days​Light Protected
Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis  Gross
Lipemia​ Gross
​Other ​Unprotected from light >24 hours
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​ ​Monday through Friday ​2 days Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (​LC-MS/MS)
Reference Lab
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​

​0-17 years: 3.8-18.4 mg/L
>or = 18 years: 5.5-17.0 mg/L

Interpretation

Therapeutic Ranges:

0-17 years: 3.8-18.4 mg/L

> or = 18 years: 5.5-17.0 mg/L

Significant deficiency: <3.0 mg/L

Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84446​ ​1
Synonyms/Keywords
​Alpha-tocopherol
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Yes ​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​0.5 mL ​0.25 mL
Collection Processing

​Overnight fasting (12-14 hours).  Infants should be drawn prior to next feeding.

**SEND SERUM SPECIMEN IN AMBER VIAL TO PROTECT FROM LIGHT WITHIN 24 HOURS** 

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time ​Special Container​
​Serum ​ ​ ​Refrigerated (preferred) ​44 days ​Light Protected
​Frozen ​44 days ​Light Protected
​Room Temp​7 days​Light Protected
Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis  Gross
Lipemia​ Gross
​Other ​Unprotected from light >24 hours
Useful For

​Evaluation of individuals with motor and sensory neuropathies

Monitoring vitamin E status of premature infants requiring oxygenation

Evaluation of persons with intestinal malabsorption of lipids

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​

​0-17 years: 3.8-18.4 mg/L
>or = 18 years: 5.5-17.0 mg/L

Interpretation

Therapeutic Ranges:

0-17 years: 3.8-18.4 mg/L

> or = 18 years: 5.5-17.0 mg/L

Significant deficiency: <3.0 mg/L

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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​ ​Monday through Friday ​2 days Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (​LC-MS/MS)
Reference Lab
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84446​ ​1
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