Carotene Test (Beta Carotene)


The Carotene Test, or beta carotene test, is designed to measure levels of carotene in the blood. Carotene is a fat soluble nutrient and low levels can be an indicative of a vitamin A deficiency. Among other side effects, vitamin A deficiencies can affect sight and tear production. Those with vitamin A deficiencies are advised to consume more fruits and vegetables so as not to lead to a more serious condition. With our detailed Carotene Test, such deficiencies can be made known and treated by your physician.

Testing Method: Blood draw

Test Preparation: Fasting is required (i.e. no eating or drinking anything besides water for at least 8 hours prior to testing).

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