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Vitamin C (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Ascorbic Acid
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:VC
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:1 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:1 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Protect from light

For outpatient, collection at The Northern Hospital Epping centre only.

Transport Instructions:Protect from Light
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Protect from light
Centrifuge
Aliquot
Store frozen

Aliquot and freeze serum within 2 hours of sample collection.

Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice