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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Test Name

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Green Tube Specimen Type/Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top

Minimum Volume = 3 ml Blood

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top tube. Protect specimen from light. Specimen must be labelled inside and outside light-protecting wrap. Ensure both samples and requisitions are labelled properly. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate samples from cells as soon as possible. Do not thaw sample.

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, thawed samples, icteric samples, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected.

Stability:N/A

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Therapeutic: > 25 umol/L

Test Code

VITC

Methodology

HPLC

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019