COPPER RBC

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA tube. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into a white capped, metal-free screw-capped plastic vial within 2 hours of collection. Send 0.5 mL RBCs (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated. Please label tube "Packed RBC's".

Alternate Specimen
RBCs: Dark blue sodium heparin, lavender EDTA, green sodium or lithium heparin.

Rejection Criteria
Clotted samples, Gross hemolysis.

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 10 days; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
0.53-0.91 mg/L

Performed
Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeCURBC
CPT-4 Code (s)
82525
LOINC Codes
5630-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory