The vitamin is essential for the health of cell membranes, so it is particularly beneficial for your skin and eyes. It is a natural antioxidant and helps to protect the immune system.
What Is A Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Test?
Vitamin E (also known as tocopherol or alpha-tocopherol) is a nutrient that is important for many body processes.
It helps your nerves and muscles work well, prevents blood clots, and boosts the immune system.
The current understanding of the specific actions of vitamin E is very incomplete. Deficiencies of vitamin E may arise from poor nutrition or from intestinal malabsorption.
Infantile cholangiopathies that may lead to malabsorption of vitamin E include intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary atresia, paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts, arteriohepatic dysplasia, and rubella-related embryopathy. In addition, low blood levels of vitamin E may be associated with abetalipoproteinemia, presumably as a result of a lack of the ability to form very low-density lipoproteins and chylomicrons in the intestinal absorptive cells of affected persons. Chronically excessive ingestion has been implicated as a cause of thrombophlebitis, although this has not been definitively verifie.
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Iquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Spectrum Health Toxicology Laboratory. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The laboratory is regulated under CLIA as qualified to perform high-complexity testing.
This test is used for clinical purposes.