Vitamin C - serum, leucocyte
Last updated: Wednesday, 07, April, 2004
5 mL blood in plain or lithium heparin tube.
A fasting specimen is required.
Sample may require special preparation - contact the laboratory.
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Method dependent, generally:
Rarely required; suspected vitamin C deficiency, scurvy.
A low value indicates deficiency, but identification of subclinical deficiency is unreliable. Clinical response to treatment may define deficiency.
Hodges RE et al. Am J Clin Nutr 1971; 24: 432-443.