Carotene, Serum Total
0080055
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
CARO
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Mon-Sat
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Fasting specimens preferred.  
Collect
Serum separator tube or plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to ARUP Amber Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Any specimen other than serum. Refrigerated or room temperature specimens. Hemolyzed or icteric specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
60-200 µg/dL  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
For specific measurement of one or more of the following analytes: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin; order Carotenes, Fractionated, Plasma or Serum (0021021).
CPT Code(s)
82380
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0080055Carotene Total2053-7
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Aliases
  • Carotene