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SELENIUM

Test Number:
  • 876
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Serum
Container Type:
  • No additive Royal Blue Top
Alternative Specimen:
  • Plasma from a EDTA (royal blue-top) tube or sodium heparin (royal blue-top) tube
Volume:
  • Minimum 1 mL, Preferred 2 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • PATIENT PREPARATION:Patient should refrain from taking vitamins or mineral supplements at least three days prior to specimen collection. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid worksite collection. Centrifuge serum or plasma specimens within 1 hour of collection. Immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into trace element collection vial(s).
Transport Temperature:
  • Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 8 hours
  • Refrigerated: 14 days
  • Frozen: 30 days
Methodology:
  • Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)
CPT Code:
  • 84255
Reject Criteria:
  • Received room temperature • Hemolysis • Serum separator tube (SST®)
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 7 days

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