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Blood Test Information

Beta- Carotene
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: BCA

Tube type: SST

Special instructions
Sample must be protected from light.
Must be in laboratory within 30 minutes.

Sent away to St Helier Hospital, Carshalton
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Reference range
0.06 - 2.20

Units
Ámol/L

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Suspected excess dietary carotene. Employed outside UK in the investigation of malabsorption. Not recommended by British Society for Gastroenterology.

 
 

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