Carotene

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: CAROTENE
POE DESCRIPTION: CAROTENE, CAROT
CPT CODE: 82380-90
TURNAROUND TIME: 5-7 working days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

This test cannot be added onto an existing sample.  Patients should fast for 12 hours, and cannot consume alcohol for 1 day.

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube only or SSTTM tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 4.0 mL blood (2.0 mL serum)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 2.0 mL blood (1.0 mL serum)
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Must be protected from light after serum is separated.
REFERENCE RANGE: See Specialty Labs - Search Test Code 3998

TEST SYNONYM(S):Beta Carotene