Test Details

Mnemonic

MNWB

Ordering Code

3681120

CPT-4 Code(s)

83785

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and non-essential over-the-counter medications.

Collect

Dark blue trace element EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Send 7.0 mL whole blood room temperature in the original collection tube at room temperature.

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Heparin specimens, clotted specimens, specimens collected in tubes other than dark blue EDTA

Stability

Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable

If sample is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.

Methodology

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
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Reference Range

4.2 - 16.5 µg/L
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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