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Test Code LAB13230 Zinc RBC - Whole Blood

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

ZNRBC

Collection Requirements

Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA tube. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an 2% Nitric ACID WASH PLASTIC screw cap vial or remove plasma and send RBC’s in original tube. Label “Packed RBC’s”

Refer To

Warde Lab

Primary Collection Container

Royal Blue (K2EDTA) Trace Element

Alternate Collection Container

Royal Blue (Na2EDTA) Trace Element

Lavender 4 mL (K3EDTA)

Green (Sodium Heparin)

Green (Lithium Heparin)

Transport

Refrigerated in a Quest trace element transport tube (Lavendar label) or remove plasma and send RBC’s in original tube labeled “Packed RBC’s”

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge and separate RBCs into a trace element transport tube or remove plasma and send RBC’s in original tube labeled “Packed RBC’s”

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

Tuesday-Saturday

Reported

5-7 days

CPT Codes

84630

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen specimens.