Item Catalog Number: LC001479
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. This test is not offered in any other Life Extension panel.