Selenium, Serum or Plasma SELS

Method(s) Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Specimen Required
Collect One 6 mL royal blue (no additive) or royal blue (EDTA) top tube.
Transport 2 mL serum or plasma at 20-25ºC. (Min: 0.5 mL) Submit specimen in a Trace Element-Free Transport Tube.
Remarks Do NOT allow serum/plasma to remain on cells. Centrifuge and pour off serum/plasma into a Trace Element-Free Transport tube within 6 hours.
Stability If the sample is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Unacceptable Conditions Separator tubes and samples that are not separated from the red cells or clot, within 6 hours.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010550
CPTCode 84255
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

23-190 micrograms/L

No Appointment Necessary
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