Test Details

Mnemonic

CRRBC

Ordering Code

3512030

CPT-4 Code(s)

82495

Specimen Information

Collect

Dark blue trace element EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge and separate plasma within 2 hours. Send 1.0 mL RBCs refrigerated in the original container and replace stopper.

Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Frozen samples, blood: sodium or lithium heparin, sodium citrate, sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate, lavender EDTA, ACD

Stability

Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

NMS Labs
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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DUE TO A NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE OF DARK BLUE EDTA TRACE ELEMENT TUBES, WARDE LAB IS TEMPORARILY ACCEPTING LAVENDER EDTA TUBES.