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Test Code LAB10240 Selenium Serum

Department

Send Outs

Reference Lab Test Number

SELS

Collection Requirements

Patient should refrain from taking vitamins or mineral supplements at least 3 days before specimen collection. Avoid worksite collection.

Primary Collection Container

Trace Metal Serum (No Additive)

Alternate Collection Container

Royal Blue (K2EDTA) Trace Element

Transport

Serum or Plasma refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge, separate serum within 1 hour, and send 2.0 mL serum in a Quest trace element serum transport tube (red label).

Stability

Room Temeprature: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 14 days

Frozen: 30 days

Minimum Testing Volume

0.7 mL

Reference Range

<2 Years: 16-71 mcg/L

2-3 years: 40-103 mcg/L

4-16 years: 55-134 mcg/L

>16 years: 63-160 mcg/L

Methodology

Atomic Spectroscopy

Performed

Tuesday, Friday

Reported

4-8 days

CPT Codes

84255