Beta carotene

Referred to Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7UJ
 

Alternative names, keywords

Carotene, β carotene, carotenoids

Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube). Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Protect from light.

Test indications

 

Test information

Method also measures alpha carotene, and detects lutein/zeaxanthine, cryptoxanthine, lyocine, lycopene.

Reference range

See report.

Turnaround time

Referral lab quotes turnaround time of 15 days, however additional time must be allowed for packing, dispatch and delivery of sample, and return and processing of results.

Enquiries

Biochemistry (Referrals)