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Test ID BLOD1009 Vitamin E, Serum

Secondary ID


Useful For

Evaluation of individuals with motor and sensory neuropathies


Monitoring vitamin E status of premature infants requiring oxygenation


Evaluation of persons with intestinal malabsorption of lipids

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Reporting Name

Vitamin E, S

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: Fasting overnight (12-14 hours) (infants-draw prior to next feeding).

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To


Mild reject; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross OK



Reference Values

0-17 years: 3.8-18.4 mg/L

≥18 years: 5.5-17.0 mg/L

Significant deficiency: <3.0 mg/L

Significant excess: >40 mg/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 12:01 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VITE Vitamin E, S 1823-4


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
2350 A-Tocopherol, Vitamin E 1823-4


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