Product Code: LLutein
LuteinLutein 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.
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Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology is by HPLC
CPT code: 82491
Special instructions: None
Rejection causes: Gross Hemolysis
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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