|ID:323 ||Vitamin C ||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a water soluble compond essential for protein synthesis.|
|Indication||Suspicion of scurvy|
|Additional Info||Please note that heparin sample WITHOUT GEL (green/black top) is required for this test. Plasma Vitamin C concentrations are only valid in the absence of systemic inflammmation (CRP < 10mg/L).
see Nutrition Screen. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, is required for collagen synthesis, increases iron absorption, is involved with wound healing and drug metabolism.|
|Interpretation||A deficiency may cause scurvy (epiphyseal plates & bony shaft thin and fragile) in children and problems with bone maintenance in adults. There is a resultant predisposition to fractures
|Ref. Range (Male)||see report|
|Ref. Range (Female)||see report|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||For plasma - Adult: 26.1 - 84.6 umol/L; Deficiency <11,1 umol/L (Also see www.clinbiochem.info/vitamins)|
|IP Acute TAT||7 days|
|IP Routine TAT||7 days|
|GP Acute TAT||7 days|
|GP Routine TAT||7 days|
|Turnround Comment||Paula Marchetti:Paula.email@example.com|
Originally edited by : KRA. Last edited on 17/10/2017. Published By RB on 17/10/2017.