|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.|