Newcastle Laboratories

Vitamin C, plasma

Clinical Background:

Vitamin C is a negative acute phase reactant. Request will only be accepted if CRP checked and is not elevated.

 

Deficiency (which is rare in western societies) can lead to fatigue and easy bruisi...

Vitamin C is a negative acute phase reactant. Request will only be accepted if CRP checked and is not elevated.

 

Deficiency (which is rare in western societies) can lead to fatigue and easy bruising. Structurally weakened tissue, as in scurvy, is swollen, tender and bleeding.
Large doses of Vitamin C are generally regarded as non-toxic. GI symptoms, vitamin B12 deficiency, increased iron absorption and increased oxalate production may occur.

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Gel free lithium heparin sample

    Gel free lithium heparin sample

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Gel free lithium heparin sample

    Gel free lithium heparin sample

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1 mL

    1 mL

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    0.5 mL

    0.5 mL

  • Special Requirement:

    The laboratory MUST be contacted prior to sample collection and sample must be delivered to the laboratory IMMEDIATELY after collection.

    The laboratory MUST be contacted prior to sample collection and sample must be delivered to the laboratory IMMEDIATELY after collection.

  • Transport Requirements:

    Sample sent on dry ice

    Sample sent on dry ice

  • Reference Ranges:

    Adult = 26.1 - 84.6 μmol/L

    deficiency <11.1 μmol/L

    Adult = 26.1 - 84.6 μmol/L

    deficiency <11.1 μmol/L

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

Availability:

Sample sent to an external laboratory for analysis

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