Test Background Vitamin E is an antioxidant. Deficiency may occur in some malabsorption syndromes, eg. Crohn’s disease and rare disorders of fat metabolism. Vitamin E deficiency is usually characterised by neurological problems due to poor nerve conduction (presentation of ataxia is typical).
Clinical Indications Malabsorption syndromes Patients on parenteral nutrition Neurological investigations
Vitamin E Male 13.0-36.2 umol/L Female 11.3-36.7 umol/L