CAROTENE

Carotenes are precursors of Vitamin A and highest levels are found in individuals ingesting large amounts of carrots. Moderate elevations are seen in patients with Diabetes mellitus, Myxedema, Hyperlipidemia and Chronic Nephritis. Decreased levels are seen in nutritional deficiencies including Anorexia nervosa, Malabsorption and Steatorrhea. Individuals with Lycopenemia show normal carotene levels.

  • Test Type:
  • Pre-test Information:
    Overnight fasting for 12-14 houis mandatory. Patient must not consume alcohol or Vitamin A supplement 24 hours prior to sampling.
  • Report Delivery:
    Sample by 7th of the month; Report after 2–3 weeks
  • Components:
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