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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Beta-Carotene (β-Carotene)

Test Name

Beta-Carotene (β-Carotene)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 3 mL Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top tube. Wrap sample is foil paper. Ensure sample is labeled from both in and outside the foil paper. Ensure both sample and requisition are labelled properly. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Protect from light in amber transfer vial. Store and send frozen. Let sample clot adequately at room temperature before centrifugation. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send frozen.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Visible hemolysis, not protected from light, unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

20 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

0.9 - 3.7 µmol/L

Test Code

CARO

Methodology

Extraction/Spectrophotometry

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: October 03, 2019