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Beta Carotene Blood Test

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This test is used to determine if an individual has Carotene (also known as beta carotene) deficiencies.

Test #001529

Beta Carotene Blood Test

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Preparation Fasting 10-12 hours required. Water is ok. Abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection. Avoid foods and supplements containing carotene for 48 hours preceding blood draw. Blood should be collected before breakfast in the morning and prior to an
Test Type Blood
Test Results 7-8 Days

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Beta Carotene, a fat soluble nutrient, is a precursor to vitamin A, so having a beta carotene deficiency may lead to a vitamin A deficiency. Excessive vitamin A intake may lead to headaches, loss of appetite, nausea and diarrhea, skin changes and potential birth defects.

Beta-carotene is found in certain foods. It breaks down to become vitamin A in the body.

Your provider may order this test if you have signs that your vitamin A level may be too low, such as:

  • Bones or teeth that do not develop correctly
  • Dry or inflamed eyes
  • Feeling more irritable
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Recurring infections
  • Skin rashes
  • Problems seeing at night

The test can also be used to help measure how well your body absorbs fats.

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This test is used to determine if an individual has Carotene (also known as beta carotene) deficiencies.

Preparation Fasting 10-12 hours required. Water is ok. Abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection. Avoid foods and supplements containing carotene for 48 hours preceding blood draw. Blood should be collected before breakfast in the morning and prior to an
Test Type Blood
Test Results 7-8 Days
Retail Price $107.00
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