Test Details

Mnemonic

CURBC

Ordering Code

3711640

CPT-4 Code(s)

82525

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Avoid worksite collection

Collect

Dark blue EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge and separate RBCs into a Quest trace element blood transport tube (lavender label) within 2 hours of collection. Send 0.5 mL RBCs refrigerated. Please label tube "Packed RBC's".

Alternate Specimen

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

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Clotted samples, gross hemolysis

Stability

Room temperature: 10 days
Refrigerated: 10 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
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Reference Range

0.53 - 0.91 mg/L
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Performing Laboratory

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