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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Brown clotted serum, gel barrier or lithium heparin

TestVitamin E
Common AbbreviationsVE
Tube typeBrown clotted serum, gel barrier or lithium heparin
Clinical IndicationInvestigation of suspected vitamin E deficiency, especially in cases of fat malabsorption. It may also be used in cases of suspected toxicity as excessive intake of vitamin A can be hepatotoxic.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeSerum or plasma
Minimum Volume0.5mL
Special PrecautionsSample must be sent to the laboratory ASAP after collection. Samples received after 4 hours from collection are not suitable for analysis. Sample should be protected from prolonged light exposure.
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time14 days
LaboratoryHull Royal Infirmary
Reference Interval
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