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
Male 13.0-36.2 umol/L
Female 11.6-36.7 umol/L
Vitamin E Cholesterol
Sample Required SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)
Referring laboratories see Notes for sample processing requirements
Sample Volume 0.5 mL
Turnaround Time 2 weeks
Freeze samples immediately after separation and protect from light.
Samples can be shipped frozen or sent by First class post