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929: Vitamin C, LC/MS/MS Print View
Vitamin C, LC/MS/MS LC/MS/MS  0.2 - 1.5  mg/dL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum Foil Wrapped 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 35 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparin Foil Wrap 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 35 Day(s)  

Vitamin C is an antioxidant involved in connective tissue metabolism, drug-metabolizing systems, and mixed-function oxidase systems to list a few. Vitamin C deficiency causes scurvy; manifestations include impaired formation of mature connective tissue, bleeding into the skin, weakness, fatigue, and depression.

Overnight fasting is preferred.
Refrain from eating fruits and from taking vitamin C supplements
24 hours prior to collection.

Collect blood in light-protected red-top evacuated tube. Allow
blood to clot refrigerated. Centrifuge refrigerated at
(2200-2500 rpm, 800-1000 g) for 8-10 minutes. Transfer serum
to polypropylene transport tubes (protect from light) and place them
immediately under dry ice or ultra-low freezer (-60 C to -90 C).

Samples must be light protected (using amber tubes or foil) and
shipped frozen on dry ice.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
5 days

CPT Code
82180

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Not light protected; EDTA plasma; lithium heparin plasma; thawed samples; lipemic; hemolysis; received room temperature; received refrigerated Transport Temperature: Frozen Frozen -70 C: 35 days






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