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Test Code LAB12398 Zinc

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

ZINC

Primary Collection Container

Dark Blue (K2EDTA)

Alternate Collection Container

Trace Metal Serum (No Additive)

Transport

Plasma or serum refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge, pour off plasma/serum from cells within 2 hours and send 2.0 mL plasma/serum (0.7 mL minimum) in a metal free light blue screw-capped plastic transport vial. Do not pipette serum or plasma.

Stability

Ambient: 24 Hours

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 14 days

Minimum Testing Volume

0.7 mL

Reference Range

60-130 mcg/dL

Methodology

Atomic Absorption

Performed

Monday-Saturday

Reported

5-7 days

CPT Codes

84630

Unacceptable Conditions

Hemolysis, non-metal free tubes.