Test Details

Mnemonic

MBMET

Ordering Code

3600043

CPT-4 Code(s)

82542

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Avoid exposure to gadolinium or iodine based contrast media for 96 hours prior to specimen collection. Do not use disinfectant containing iodine, such as Betadine prior to draw.

Collect

Dark blue trace element EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 2.0 mL serum in a sterile, acid-washed, screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Dark blue plain

Minimum Volume

0.7 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Separator tubes

Stability

Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 1 year

Methodology

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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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.