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ZINC

Test Number:
  • 1928
Test Alias:
  • ZN
Preferred Specimen:
  • Plasma
Container Type:
  • EDTA (royal blue-top) tube
Alternative Specimen:
  • Serum collected in a non-additive (royal blue-top) tube
Volume:
  • 2 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • Separate plasma or serum from cells within 2 hours. Transfer separated plasma/serum to a plastic, acid-washed or metal-free vial.
Transport Temperature:
  • Room temperature. Shipping refrigerated is also acceptable.
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 5 days
  • Refrigerated: 10 days
  • Frozen: 30 days
Methodology:
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or Atomic Spectroscopy
CPT Code:
  • 84630
Reject Criteria:
  • Hemolysis • Plasma not separated from cells within two hours • Non-trace metal certified containers
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 6 days

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