Zinc, Serum ZINC
|Method(s)||Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry|
One 6 mL royal blue (no additive), royal blue (K2EDTA) or royal blue (NaEDTA) top tubes.
2 mL serum or plasma at 20-25°C (Min: 0.5 mL). Submit specimen in a Trace Element-Free transport tube.
Centrifuge and pour off serum or plasma into a Trace Element-Free Transport Tube ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Do not allow serum or plasma to remain on cells.
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely
Separator tubes; samples that are not separated from the red cells or clot. Hemolyzed specimens. Specimens collected in containers other than specified. Specimens transported in containers other than specified.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
60.0 - 120.0 ug/dL