Zinc RBC


Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Order Instructions:Due to nationwide shortages of some phlebotomy tubes specified for trace element testing, ARUP Laboratories is currently accepting lavender (EDTA) tubes.
Synonyms:Intracellular Zinc
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma-Optimal emission spectrometry
CPT Codes: 84630 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Limited utility as an indicator of deficiency as concentration does not correlate well with intake. Serum or plasma measurements are best for assessment of deficiency over short periods of time. For acute toxicity, zinc in urine may be a more reliable indicator of exposure.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Trace Element, EDTA (DE)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:**Due to nationwide shortages of some phlebotomy tubes specified for trace element testing, ARUP Laboratories is currently accepting lavender (EDTA) tubes.
Causes for Rejection: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. Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge whole blood within 2 hours of collection and discard plasma. Leave 2 mL, 0.6 minimum, RBC's in the original container and replace stopper. Store at room temperature or refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship RBC's at room temperature or refrigerated.
Stability:1 week at room temperature or refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3003758


Interpretive

Reference Range:794.0 - 1470.0 mcg/dL


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