Item Value
Test name Carotene
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test run Monday-Friday. Turnaround time: 2-6 days.
Performed by Quest
Patient Preparation An 8 hour fast before specimen collection is preferred
Normal range
PEDIATRIC 9 mo-6 years < 48 µg/dL 7-17 years < 95 µg/dL


≥ 18 year old Males 4-51 µg/dL Females 6-77 µg/dL
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Collection Instructions Wrap tube in Aluminum foil to protect from light.
Sample type Serum

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667