Carotene
Label Mnemonic: CART
Epic Lab Code: LAB2799
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Fasting specimens preferred.
Collection Medium:
and
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator) Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 3 mL of serum
Absolute Minimum: 0.6 mL of serum
Rejection Criteria:
Any specimen other than serum. Hemolyzed or icteric specimens.
Delivery Instructions:
Wrap specimen in aluminum foil to protect from light.
Turn Around Time:
1-3 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
60 - 200 ug/dL
Methodology:
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
CPT Code:
82380