6023: CAROTENE, BETA
- beta carotene
- 1.2 mL
- Amber Tube- Frozen
Turn Around Time
- 4 days
*The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.
- 2 mL serum FROZEN and Light Protected
- Draw Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube; transfer to amber plastic transport tube with amber top. (If amber tubes are unavailable, cover standard transport tube completely, top and bottom, with aluminum foil. Identify specimen with patient's name directly on the container AND on the outside of the aluminum foil. Secure with tape.) Freeze and protect specimen from light. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMENS FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED. Patients must fast a minimum of eight hours. Patients should avoid foods containing carotene for 48 hours (24 hours for patients younger than six months of age).
- AMBIENT: unstable REFRIGERATED: unstable FROZEN: