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2053-7Carotene [Mass/volume] in Serum or PlasmaActive

Part Descriptions

LP15477-0   Carotene
Vitamin A plays a role in several important physiological processes, including vision, embryonic development, gene expression, and immune function. The major source of dietary vitamin A is in the form of provitamin A carotenoids, which are found in vegetables, fruits and grains, and about one-third is consumed as preformed vitamin A, which is found in dairy and meat products. Provitamin A carotenoids include beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin, and both alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin have about half the vitamin A activity of beta-carotene. Carrots are the major contributor to both alpha- and beta-carotene, and cantaloupe, broccoli, squash, peas, and spinach also contain beta-carotene. Fruits are the sole contributors of beta-cryptoxanthin. [NCBI Books:NBK222318] Source: Regenstrief LOINC, NCBI Books: NBK222318

LP15477-0   Carotene
Carotene is the hydrocarbon form of carotenoids. Carotenoids cause plants (such as fruits and vegetables) to present bright coloration such as orange, red, or yellow. When carotenoids are digested they are converted into Vitamin A, an essential nutrient for preventing cellular damage. Carotene is found in three different variations: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene (most common), and gamma-carotene. The beta-carotene content in the blood is often tested if an individual displays retina or bone problems. A healthy amount of beta-carotene in the bloodstream is approximately 50 to 300 mcg/dL. [MedlinePlus:druginfo/natural/999] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Carotene
Property
MCnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser/Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
Carotene SerPl-mCnc
Display Name
Carotene [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Carotene, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 1.0
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
Release 2.70: SYSTEM: Updated System from "Ser" as this test can be run on both serum and plasma.;
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
5017

Member of these Groups

LG6294-5 Carotene|MCnc|Pt|ANYBldSerPl
LG43618-4 Carotene|Pt|Ser/Plas|536.888 g/mole

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
胡萝卜素:质量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
caroteen:massa/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Karoteen:MCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Carotène:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Carotène:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Carotène:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum:Numérique:
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Carotin:Massenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Serum oder Plasma:Quantitativ:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Carotene:MCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
카로틴:질량농도:검사시점:혈청:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Caroteno:MCnc:Pt:Soro:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Каротин:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
caroteno:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:suero:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Caroteno:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Caroteno:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Karoten:KütlKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
ug/dL eCHN
ug/dL Example UCUM Units
mcg/dL REGENSTRIEF

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