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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: VITC
Clinical Information:
This test is not to be used for general screening for Vitamin C deficiency.  It should only be requested on patients at risk of being Vitamin C deficient.
No gel collection is strongly recommended (even though it is not currently specified with the In-Common Laboratories website).
Fasting (12-14 h) recommended, but non-fasting is acceptable. 
Collection Devices:
Protect from light and keep cold.
Specimen Required:

Plasma: 2.0 mL

Send immediately to laboratory.  Specimen to be processed and frozen immediately.
Reference Values:
Within 2 Weeks
See Also:
More Information:
Separate and freeze immediately. Protect from light-wrap vial with foil.  Specimen must be labeled inside and outside of light-protecting wrap.  If specimen thaws, it is unsuitable for analysis.  Store and send frozen to In-Common Laboratories.