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ZINC, RBC

Test Number:
  • 2566
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Red Blood Cells
Container Type:
  • EDTA
  • trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube
Alternative Specimen:
  • Red blood cells collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin trace metal-free (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top), sodium heparin lead-free (tan-top), or lithium (green-top) tube
Volume:
  • 2 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • THIS TEST IS FOR NEW JERSEY CLIENTS ONLY

    Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid hemolysis. Avoid worksite collection. Red blood cells trace metal use the royal blue-top, trace metal evacuated tube (Becton-Dickinson catalog #367736) with EDTA for RBC trace metal testing. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid-washed, plastic screw-cap vial within two hours of collection.

Transport Temperature:
  • Room temperature • Shipping refrigerated is acceptable
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 7 days
  • Refrigerated: 7 days
  • Frozen: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
CPT Code:
  • 84630
Reject Criteria:
  • Moderate hemolysis • Clotted • Received frozen
Reference Range:
  • 9.0-14.7 mg/L
Report Available:
  • 5 days

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