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ID:221 Vitamin E
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DescriptionVitamin E is a family of fat soluble tocopherol compounds. Vitamin E status is assessed by measuring serum or plasma alpha-tocopherol concentration.
IndicationPatients at risk of malabsorption or significan liver disease. Ataxia screen.
Additional InfoPlasma Vitamin E concentration is only slightly reduced by the systemic inflammatory response.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirements

InterpretationPlasma Vitamin E may be low due to malabsorption, poor diet or in rare cases where cholesterol is very low (e.g. abetalipoproteinaemia). Untreated chronic vitamin E deficiency risks permanent neurological damage. Plasma/serum vitamin E can be very high due hyperlipidaemia but this is not thought to be clinically significant.

Ref. Range (Male)12.0 - 42.0
Ref. Range (Female)12.0 - 42.0
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsumol/L


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT14 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT14 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : Liz Fox. Last edited on 17/05/2020 09:47:12. Published By Rob Barski on 17/05/2019 09:47:12.