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38496-6Retinyl palmitate [Mass/volume] in Serum or PlasmaActive

Part Description

LP34632-7   Retinyl palmitate
Retinyl palmitate (RP) is an ester of retinol and palmitic acid. RP is stored in hepatic stellate cells as lipid droplets in their cytoplasm. The stored RP comprises 80% of vitamin A in the whole body . Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and it helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly. It can be found in meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends a daily intake of 5,000 international units (IUs) for everyone over four years old. Vitamin A can be supplemented orally in the form of vitamin pills or by injection. Vitamin A testing helps diagnose vitamin A deficiency in patients reporting night blindness, dry eyes, skin and hair, skin thickening, or greyish spots on the eye, or with anemia or diseases impairing nutritional absorption such as Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome or Crohns disease. Vitamin A deficiencies are rare in the US. Testing may also be used to detect toxic overdose of vitamin A in patients reporting symptoms including headache, nausea, blurred vision, fatigue, dizziness, joint or muscle pain, hair loss and inflammation of the tongue.[Lab Tests Online:vitamin-a/tab/test][PMID:17368315][PMID:23625372] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

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

Additional Names

Short Name
Retinyl Palmitate SerPl-mCnc
Display Name
Retinyl palmitate [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Retinyl palmitate, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.14
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
1647

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
视黄基棕榈酸酯:质量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
retinylpalmitaat:massa/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Rétinyl palmitate:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Retinil palmitato:MCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
레티닐 팔미테이트:질량농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Retinil palmitato:MCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Ретинила пальмитат:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
retinilpalmitato:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Palmitato de retinilo:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Retinil palmitato:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Retinil palmitat:KütlKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
ug/mL Example UCUM Units
mcg/mL REGENSTRIEF

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