TitleMethods for assessment of Vitamin E
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsLeonard, SW, Traber, M
Book TitleLaboratory Assessment of Vitamin Status
Pagination79 - 105
ISBN Number9780128130506

The purpose of this chapter is to give a very brief overview of the structure and function of vitamin E, then to focus on the best methods for its measurement for a variety of biological samples. Historically, vitamin E was considered difficult to measure because of its instability and its lipophilicity. These challenges have largely been overcome, and with modern technologies it is possible to detect femtomole (10–15 mol) quantities with accuracy and precision.