RBC Zinc, Quest #6354, EPIC: LAB6452, SOFT: XZNCR
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: One Royal Blue-top EDTA tube.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge to separate red blood cells from plasma within 2 hours of collection. Transfer red blood cells to a metal free plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F). Discard the plasma.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 0.5 mL red blood cells, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.3 mL)
- Frozen specimens.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.
Sent to Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute of Valencia, Valencia, CA.
Tuesday - Saturday.
Results available in 3-5 days.
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry.
Quest #6354, EPIC: LAB6452, SOFT: XZNCR
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