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COPPER, RBC

Test Number:
  • 2007252
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • RED BLOOD CELLS
Container Type:
  • ROYAL BLUE EDTA
  • LAVENDER
  • SODIUM OR LITHIUM GREEN
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 2 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • 2 mL RBCs from a royal blue top tube (Trace metal free EDTA). Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial within two hours of collection.
Transport Temperature:
  • ROOM TEMPERATURE OR REFRIDGERATED
Specimen Stability:
  • Ambient: Unacceptable;Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
Methodology:
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
CPT Code:
  • 82525
Reject Criteria:
  • Gross hemolysis • Received clotted • Received frozen•Sodium heparin green tops and Royal blue tops with no additive are not acceptable.
Reference Range:
  • 0.53-0.91 mg/L
Report Available:
  • 5 DAYS

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