Zinc, Serum ZINC

Method(s) Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Specimen Required
Collect

One 6 mL royal blue (no additive), royal blue (K2EDTA) or royal blue (NaEDTA) top tubes.

Transport

2 mL serum or plasma at 20-25°C (Min: 0.5 mL). Submit specimen in a Trace Element-Free transport tube.

Remarks

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.

Stability

Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely

Unacceptable Conditions

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.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010551
CPTCode 84630
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

60.0 - 120.0 ug/dL

No Appointment Necessary
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