Manganese, Whole Blood

Sunquest Code:MANGWB  
Epic Code:LAB8022Epic Name:Manganese Whole Blood
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-3 days.
Special Instructions:Diet, medication and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood
Optimal Volume:7 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Trace Element, EDTA (DE)
Causes for Rejection:Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA). Specimens transported in containers other than a Royal Blue (EDTA) tube or Trace Element-Free Transport tube. Heparin anticoagulant; clotted or frozen specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood, do not process. Store at room temperature or refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Room temperature or refrigerated indefinitely. Unacceptable frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99272


Reference Range:4.2-16.5 µg/L
Use:Useful as a reasonable indicator of recent, active exposure and provides a modest indicator for distinguishing exposed from non-exposed individuals. Recommended for monitoring potential accumulation with TPN.

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