The Vitamin E blood test may be used to determine Vitamin E deficiency. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which may be helpful in preventing or delaying chronic diseases associated with free radicals such as cardiovascular disease or cancer. Vitamin E deficiency is rarely caused by malnutrition but may be caused by malabsorption disorders such as celiac disease, Crohn's disease or cystic fibrosis. Turnaround time for the Vitamin E blood test is typically 2-5 business days.
The Vitamin E test has no fasting requirements.