Vitamin E is a family of fat soluble tocopherol compounds. Vitamin E status is assessed by measuring serum or plasma alpha-tocopherol concentration. Vitamin A is measured at the same time.
|Tube||06 (HP) - Heparin No Gel preferred, 02 (SE) Serum No Gel also acceptable|
|Additional Information||Plasma vitamin E concentration is only slightly reduced by the systemic inflammatory response. Vitamin E is transported in the blood on lipoprotein particles and it's plasma concentation will reflect serum lipid concentration. Results should be interpreted in view of serum cholesterol and/or triglycerides.|
|Turn Around||9 days|
|Send to||First Class Post to: Specialist Laboratory Medicine
|Collection Con||Collect after overnight fast where possible or 8 hr post treatment if on oral supplements or parenteral nutrition.|
|Sample REQ||Protect samples from light as much as possible. Separate and freeze plasma ideally on day of collection. Minium volume = 150 uL plasma.|