Evaluate vitamin E deficiency in hemolytic disease in premature infants, and neuromuscular disease in infants (and adults) with chronic cholestasis, evaluate patients on long-term parenteral nutrition, patients with malignancy or malabsorption (eg, patients with cystic fibrosis, cases of intestinal bypass surgery), investigate brown-bowel syndrome.Vitamin E (a-tocopherol) is an antioxidant so widely distributed in foodstuffs that deficiency is very difficult to produce in human beings taking anything like an abnormal diet. However, vitamin E is fat soluble, and malabsorption and deficiency may develop in cases of chronic intraluminal intestinal bile deficiency.
Diagnosing haemolytic disease in preterm infants, chronic cholestasis; intestinal malabsorption disorders, long term intravenous nutrition.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
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2-10 Business Days
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