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Carotene, Serum Total

Mnemonic:    [CAROTENE]
Name:    Carotene, Serum Total
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. CRITICAL: Protect from light immediately after collection and during storage and shipment.

Transfer serum into an amber vial to protect from light.

Unacceptable Conditions: Any specimen other than serum. Refrigerated or room temperature specimens. Hemolyzed or icteric specimens.
Minimum Spec:    0.6 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 4 hours refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0080055
  Method:    Spectrophotometry
Processing Info:    Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.