|Mnemonic: ||[VIT C]|
|Name: ||Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) Level|
|Specimen: ||1 mL plasma from a Green PST. Place specimen in ice bath immediately.|
Centrifuge, transfer plasma into AMBER transport tube and freeze within 1 hour of collection.
Unacceptable: Grossly hemolyzed plasma.
|Minimum Spec: ||0.3 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Critical Frozen sample. Freeze immediately and transport frozen.|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 4 weeks frozen.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0080380|
| Method: ||Spectrophotometry|
|Processing Info: ||CRITICAL FROZEN AND LIGHT PROTECTED. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.|