Vitamin A (retinol) and vitamin E (α-tocopherol) belong to the fatsoluble class of vitamins. In contrast to watersoluble vitamins, an excessive administration may lead to hypervitaminosis. Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and raises the risk of disease and death from severe infections. Vitamin E is an important andioxidant and is thought to have a role in preventing atherosclerosis by inhibiting oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
The RECIPE ClinRep® Complete Kit allows the simultaneous analysis of both vitamins within a run time of 8 min. The determination can be performed from plasma and serum. For quality assurance reference materials with excellent stability are available.