Item Value
Test name Tocopherols
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test run Monday-Friday. Turnaround time: 2-4 days.
Performed by Quest
Patient Preparation An 8 hour fast before specimen collection is preferred.
Normal range
Age alpha-tocopherol
Cord blood at term 1.8-5.8 mg/L
4-11 months < 9.1 mg/L
1-2 years 2.9-16.6 mg/L
3-5 years 5.5-11.8 mg/L
6-8 years 4.6-14.8 mg/L
9-11 years 6.2-14.3 mg/L
12-17 years 3.7-12.4 mg/L
> 17 years 5.7-19.9 mg/L


Age beta/gamma tocopherols
3-17 years 0.5-3.8 mg/L
> 17 years < 4.4 mg/L
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Collection Instructions Wrap collection tube in aluminum foil to protect from light.
Sample type Serum

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