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: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen, clotted, or grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Schedule Mon, Wed-Sat
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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