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Lutein

$129.00
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Please note that lab kits cannot be shipped to
New York, Alaska, Hawaii, or internationally.
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LLutein

Lutein is a fat-soluble carotene that is found in very high concentrations in a portion of the retina in the eye. This is the
area where the lens focuses sharp images. The presence of lutein may prevent or limit damage due to “free radicals.”
Damages to this area develop into macular degeneration.

REFERENCES:

  • Khachik, F, et al. Identification of lutein and zeaxanthin oxidation products in human and monkey retinas. Invest Opthalmol. 1997, 38(9): 1802-1811.
  • Snodderly, D. Evidence for protection against age-related macular degeneration by carotenoids and antioxidant vitamins. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1995, 62:1448-1461.
  • Le Marchant, I., et al. Intake of specific carotenoids and lung cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiology. 1993, 2:183-187.
CPT CODE:
82491
COLLECTION CONTAINER:
SST or red-stopper tube
STATE & SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
We cannot ship lab kits to NY, AK, HI, or international
MINIMUM VOLUME:
0.2 mL
NORMAL VALUES:
7 to 28 ug/dL.
PATIENT PREP:
None
PROCESS METHOD:
The methodology is by HPLC
PROCESS TIME:
5 to 7 business days
REJECTION CAUSES:
Gross Hemolysis
SPECIMEN VOLUME:
1 mL serum; light protected
TRANSPORT CONTAINER:
Amber plastic transport tube
TRANSPORT INSTRUCTIONS:
Refrigerate or freeze