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Vitamin E


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


Reference Range

Male 13.0-36.2 umol/L
Female 11.3-36.7 umol/L


Sample Required
SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)


Sample Volume
0.5 mL


Turnaround Time
2 weeks


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