Magnesium, RBC RBCMG

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

6 mL royal blue (EDTA) top tube.

Transport

Centrifuge whole blood and separate RBCs from plasma within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL RBCs to Trace Element Free transport tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)

Stability

After separation from plasma: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen, clotted, or grossly hemolyzed specimens. Specimens collected in tubes other than royal blue EDTA. Specimens transported in containers other than royal blue EDTA tube or trace element-free transport tube.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011491
CPTCode 83735
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

1.5-3.1 mmol/L

No Appointment Necessary
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