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Test ID VITAE Vitamin A and Vitamin E, Serum

Shipping Instructions

Ship specimen in amber vial to protect from light.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: Fasting overnight (12-14 hours) (infants-collect specimen prior to next feeding)

Supplies: Sarstedt 5 mL Aliquot Tube (Amber) (T915)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Amber vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Within 24 hours of collection, aliquot serum into amber vial to protect from light.

Useful For

Diagnosing vitamin A deficiency and toxicity


Evaluating persons with intestinal malabsorption of lipids


Evaluating individuals with motor and sensory neuropathies for vitamin E deficiency


Monitoring vitamin E status of premature infants requiring oxygenation

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
VITAP Vitamin A, S Yes, (Order VITA) Yes
VITE Vitamin E, S Yes Yes

Reporting Name

Vitamin A and Vitamin E, S

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days LIGHT PROTECTED
  Frozen  28 days LIGHT PROTECTED
  Ambient  7 days LIGHT PROTECTED

Reference Values


0-6 years: 11.3-64.7 mcg/dL

7-12 years: 12.8-81.2 mcg/dL

13-17 years: 14.4-97.7 mcg/dL

≥18 years: 32.5-78.0 mcg/dL



0-17 years: 3.8-18.4 mg/L

≥18 years: 5.5-17.0 mg/L

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

2 to 5 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information



LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VITAE Vitamin A and Vitamin E, S 96600-2


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
2350 A-Tocopherol, Vitamin E 1823-4
605124 Vitamin A 2923-1