Test Details

Mnemonic

SERBC

Ordering Code

3711820

CPT-4 Code(s)

84255

Specimen Information

Collect

Dark blue trace element EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Send 3.0 mL whole blood in the original tube or in a Quest trace element blood transport tube (lavender label).

Alternate Specimen

Whole blood: Dark blue heparin, EDTA, heparin (sodium)

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimen

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
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Reference Range

120 - 300 mcg/L
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Performing Laboratory

Quest Valencia
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New York DOH Approval Status

No
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DUE TO A NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE OF DARK BLUE EDTA TRACE ELEMENT TUBES, WARDE LAB IS TEMPORARILY ACCEPTING LAVENDER EDTA TUBES.