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Test Code FZRBC Zinc, Red Blood Cell

Important Note

ASANTE order code: ZNRBC

Epic/Beaker code is LAB5195

 

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

Reporting Name

Zinc, Red Blood Cell

Specimen Type

Metal Free EDTA Plasma
RBCS


Specimen Required


Collect whole blood from a metal free EDTA (royal blue top) tube. Spin down and separate plasma and red blood cells immediately. Ship 2 mL plasma and 2 mL RBC in metal free tubes, refrigerate.

 

Note: Both plasma and RBCs are required for testing.


Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Metal Free EDTA Plasma Refrigerated 5 days
RBCS Refrigerated 5 days

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Analytic Time

3 days

Reference Values

Zinc, Plasma: 70 - 120 ug/dL

Zinc, RBC: 1,000 - 1,600 ug/dL

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

CPT Code Information

84630