A vitamin E blood test measures the levels of vitamin E in the blood. Vitamin E is a nutrient that is important for maintaining the integrity of cell membranes and protecting the body's cells from oxidative stress. It is found in certain foods, such as vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds, and is also available as a dietary supplement.
To perform the test, a healthcare provider will collect a blood sample from a vein in the arm and send it to a laboratory for analysis. The results of a vitamin E blood test can help a healthcare provider diagnose and monitor conditions related to vitamin E levels, such as vitamin E deficiency or excess, liver problems, and malnutrition. The test can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of vitamin E supplementation.
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