Vitamin E, Serum
Fasting Required: Overnight fasting is required.

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description: Deficiency of vitamin E may cause extensive neuropathy in young children and, in addition, is suspect as a possible cause of motor and sensory neuropathy in older children and in adults. One likely cause of vitamin E deficiency is intestinal malabsorption, resulting from bowel disease, pancreatic disease, or chronic cholestasis. Other causes of malabsorption of vitamin E include celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, and intestinal lymphangiectasia.

Includes: Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Gamma-Tocopherol

Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Alternative Name(s): Alpha-Tocopherol

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.