Diet, medication and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon advice of their physician).
Dark blue trace element no additive
Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 2.0 mL serum in a blue-capped ARUP metal-free screw capped plastic vial.
Specimens collected in tubes other than dark blue no additive (plain)
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometrymore
ARUP Reference Laboratorymore
New York DOH Approval Status