Beta-carotene test

Alternative Names

Carotene test

Definition of Beta-carotene test

Beta-carotene is the precursor to vitamin A. A test can be done to measures the amount of beta-carotene in blood.

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Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/1/2009

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