Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: June 4, 2023 @ 9:13 am


Vitamin C

  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Na Heparin)
  • 0.5 mL (Min:0.3 mL) Plasma . Submit Frozen.
Special Handling:
  • Critical Frozen
  • Fasting Specimen is Preferred
  • Place specimen in ice bath immediately after collecting. Centrifuge, transfer plasma and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Transfer plasma to an Amber Transport Tube.
    Thawing and refreezing of the specimen and exposure to light will result in decreased Vitamin C concentration.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Body fluids, specimens not protected from light, grossly hemolyzed plasma, non-frozen specimens. Blood collection tube types other than green (sodium or lithium heparin).
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Performed:Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Reported:2-8 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82180
  • 91446 - VITAMIN C
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