Ordering Recommendation

Use to assess fat malabsorption.

Mnemonic
CARO
Methodology

Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Performed

Mon-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Fasting specimens preferred.

Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST) or plain red.

Specimen Preparation

CRITICAL: Protect from light immediately after collection and during storage and shipment. Transfer 3 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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82380

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0080055 Carotene Total 2053-7
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Aliases
  • Carotene
Carotene, Serum Total