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Beta Carotene Blood Test

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


Test Code: 001529

Also Known As: Beta-Carotene; Carotene

Methodology: Nephelometry

Preparation: Fasting for 12 hours required. Refrain from consuming alcohol 24 hours before the collection.

Test Results: 7-8 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Sample Report

Test Code: 311

Also Known As: Beta-Carotene; Carotene

Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Preparation: Fasting for 12 hours required. Refrain from consuming alcohol 24 hours before the collection.

Test Results: 7-8 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Beta carotene is a fat-soluble nutrient found in certain foods. It breaks down to become Vitamin A in your body. Not consuming enough beta-carotene may lead to a vitamin A deficiency. Too much vitamin A can lead to loss of appetite, nausea and diarrhea, headaches, skin changes, and potential birth defects. 

Signs that you may be deficient in vitamin A include: 

  • Bones or teeth that do not develop correctly
  • Failure to produce enough tears, resulting in dry or inflamed eyes
  • Feeling more irritable
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Recurring infections
  • Drying, scaling, and follicular thickening of the skin
  • Night vision problems or night blindness 

Vitamin A deficiency is more common in the following people: 

  • Have liver disorders
  • That don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables
  • Have undergone gastrointestinal surgery
  • Have digestive disorders such as chronic diarrhea, Crohn’s or celiac disease
  • Have cystic fibrosis
  • Have a bile duct obstruction or giardiasis
  • Have cirrhosis of the liver

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