Product Code: LLyco
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology is by HPLC as for the other lipid-soluble vitamins.
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: The accepted normal range established in our laboratory is: 13 to 54 ug/dL.
Reference one: Giovannucci, E. Tomatoes, tomato-based products, lycopene and cancer: review of the epidemiologic literature. J Nat Can Inst, 1999, 91(4):317-331.
Reference two: Jackson, JA, Riordan, HD, et al. Lycopene: its role in health and disease. J OrthoMol Med, 2000, 15(2):103-105.
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