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carotene, beta
Synonyms: Carotene; Beta Carotene; b Carotene 
Computer Code: (RCARO)
Specimen Collection: 4 mL blood (red or gold top tube). Protect from light.
Patients must fast a minimum of eight hours. Patients should avoid foods containing carotene for 48 hours (24 hours for patients younger than six months of age). 
Minimum Volume: 3 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove serum, freeze. Protect from light. Min 1.2 mL serum. 
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.  
Lab Code: CC REF 
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA 
Routine TAT: 7 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 82380 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: R
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 03/28/2015
Time: 00:05:47 (24hr)