Vitamin E (Tocopherol) – Deficiency of vitamin E may cause extensive neuropathy in young children and, in addition, is suspect as a possible cause of motor and sensory neuropathy in older children and in adults. One likely cause of vitamin E deficiency is intestinal malabsorption, resulting from bowel disease, pancreatic disease, or chronic cholestasis. Other causes of malabsorption of vitamin E include celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, and intestinal lymphangiectasia.
This is a fasting blood test. Please fast for 10 hours prior to your blood draw. During your fast, do drink plenty of water. If you are diabetic or pregnant, consult your physician before fasting. The turnaround time for this test is 3 to 5 business days.
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