Test Details

Mnemonic

ZINC

Ordering Code

1004900

CPT-4 Code(s)

84630

Specimen Information

Collect

Dark blue trace element EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, pour off plasma from cells within 2 hours and send 2.0 mL plasma in a screw capped plastic vial. Do not pipette serum or plasma.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Dark blue trace element no additive

Minimum Volume

0.7 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis, serum or plasma not separated from cells within 2 hours.

Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Atomic Absorption
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Reference Range

60 - 130 mcg/dL
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Performing Laboratory

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