Manganese, Whole Blood MANGWB
|Method(s)||Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry|
|Collect||One 7 mL royal blue (K2EDTA or Na2EDTA) top tube.|
7 mL whole blood in the original collection tube (Min: 0.5 mL) at room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated.
Patient Prep: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
(Collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable. If the sample is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA). Specimens transported in containers other than Royal Blue (EDTA) tube or Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. Heparin anticoagulant. Clotted specimens.
|Notes||Elevated results from noncertified trace element-free collection tubes may be due to contamination. Elevated concentrations of trace elements in blood should be confirmed with a second specimen collected in a tube designed for trace elements determinations, such as a royal blue (Na2EDTA) tube.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
4.2 - 16.5 ug/L