Vitamin C - Laboratory Testing
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of the most important antioxidants. Blood levels of vitamin C are used to measure nutritional, immune, and cardiovascular status. Low values occur in scurvy, malabsorption syndromes, inflammatory bowel disease, alcoholism, pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, and kidney failure. Smokers have also been shown to have lower levels than nonsmokers.
Fasting is not required for this test. Always take your medications as prescribed.
Fasting is not required for this test.
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- Take the requisition† you’ll receive by email (or mail) to a local LabCorp Patient Service Center.
- Have your blood drawn at your convenience.
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- Your results will be sent directly to you … by mail, e-mail or fax. Or you can view them online. It’s your call.
- Results take 3 days to 3 weeks to receive, depending on the complexity of the blood tests ordered and your chosen method of delivery.
- Once you receive them, discuss them with your own doctor. You can also call 1-800-226-2370 and ask a knowledgeable Life Extension Health Advisors for help in understanding your blood test results.
*Blood testing services are available only in the continental United States and Anchorage, AK. Not available in Maryland.
†Your blood test requisition options are a LabCorp requisition form or a blood draw kit. Certain restrictions apply for residents of MA, NY, NJ, RI, and PA. Customers in MA, NY, NJ, and RI will receive a blood draw kit, and an additional local blood draw fee may be incurred. PA customers must go to LabCorp for their blood draw.
The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.
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