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Test Code LAB13230 Zinc RBC - Whole Blood

Important Note

TEST TO BE COLLECTED AT COVENANT'S POB DRAW STATION ONLY.

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

ZNRBC

Collection Requirements

TEST TO BE COLLECTED AT COVENANT'S POB DRAW STATION ONLY.

Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA tube. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an 2% Nitric ACID WASH PLASTIC screw cap vial within 2 hours of collection.

Refer To

Warde Lab

Primary Collection Container

Royal Blue (K2EDTA) Trace Element

Alternate Collection Container

Royal Blue (Na2EDTA) Trace Element

Transport

Refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an 2% Nitric ACID WASH PLASTIC screw cap vial within 2 hours of collection.

Stability

Ambient: 7 days

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: Unacceptable

Minimum Testing Volume

0.3 mL

Reference Range

9.0-14.7 mg/L

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday

Reported

5-7 days

CPT Codes

84630

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen specimens.