SELENIUM RBC

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA tube. Send 3.0 mL whole blood (1.0 mL minimum) refrigerated.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: Dark blue heparin, EDTA, heparin (sodium)

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed specimen

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
120-300 mcg/L

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeSERBC
CPT-4 Code (s)
84255
LOINC Codes
5723-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory