Vitamin C

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Vitamin C

Acronyms:

Ascorbic Acid

Specimen Container: SST

Collection and handling:

Draw in prechilled tube. Keep specimen on ice and deliver to laboratory immediately or separate serum from cells, transfer to a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately. Protect specimen from light.

Specimen Type: Blood

Patient Preparation:

Overnight fasting is preferred. Patient should refrain from taking vitamin C supplements or fruits 24 hours prior to sample collection

Specimen volume: 1 mL serum

Storage Requirements:

Frozen

Stability:

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