MANGANESE, BLOOD

Specimen Required
Patient preparation: Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and non-essential over-the-counter medications.
Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA tube. Send 7.0 mL whole blood (1.0 mL minimum) room temperature in the original collection tube.

Rejection Criteria
Heparin specimens
Clotted specimens

Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Stability
If sample is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Room temperature: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitily; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
4.2-16.5 µg/L

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeMNWB
CPT-4 Code (s)
83785
LOINC Codes
5681-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory