Tube Type

Synonym: Carotene

Test ID LAB6004
CPT Code(s) 82380
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Referral Testing
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/red top tube; Protect from light; see important Comments
Micro: 1.5 mL blood
Availability Routine: Reference Laboratory - LabCorp
Turnaround Time 6-8 days
Reference Range Normal: See separate report

Protect from light within 1 hour of collection.

Fasting for at least 12 hours; No vitamin supplements or alcohol consumed for 24 hours before specimen collection.

For those younger than 6 months, draw prior to next feeding.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on November 30, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514