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    Product Code: LLutein

    Price: $129.00

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    Test Description


    Lutein is one of a few carotenoids selectively accumulated in the central area of the retina called the macula. The macula is responsible for supporting the health of the eye’s photoreceptor cell layer. Lutein is considered a dietary xanthophyll that helps support visual health. 

    Test Details

    Process time: 5 to 7 business days

    Process method: The methodology is by HPLC

    CPT code: 82491

    Special instructions: None

    Rejection causes: Gross Hemolysis

    Collection Instructions

    Patient prep: None

    Specimen volume: 1 mL serum; light protected

    Minimum volume: 0.2 mL

    Collection container: SST or red-stopper tube

    Transport container: Amber plastic transport tube

    Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze

    Collection instructions: Click here for PDF


    Normal values: 7 to 28 ug/dL.


    Reference one: Khachik, F, et al. Identification of lutein and zeaxanthin oxidation products in human and monkey retinas. Invest Opthalmol. 1997, 38(9): 1802-1811.

    Reference two: Snodderly, D. Evidence for protection against age-related macular degeneration by carotenoids and antioxidant vitamins. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1995, 62:1448-1461.

    Reference three: Le Marchant, I., et al. Intake of specific carotenoids and lung cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiology. 1993, 2:183-187.

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