Clinical chemical methods for the routine assessment of the vitamin status in human populations. Part I: The fat-soluble vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene

Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1983;53(3):265-72.


Reliable HPLC methods for the routine determination of vitamin A (only retinol, not the ester) of beta-carotene and of vitamin E in plasma are described. The results found in 150 blood donors are reported; the correlation of the concentrations of vitamin A with retinol-binding protein and of vitamin E with beta-lipoproteins are calculated.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carotenoids / blood*
  • Cattle
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipoproteins / blood
  • Male
  • Rats
  • Retinol-Binding Proteins / analysis
  • Retinol-Binding Proteins, Plasma
  • Sex Factors
  • Vitamin A / blood*
  • Vitamin E / blood*
  • beta Carotene


  • Lipoproteins
  • Retinol-Binding Proteins
  • Retinol-Binding Proteins, Plasma
  • beta Carotene
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Carotenoids