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Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) Level

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.