Manganese, RBC

Abbrev Code:MANRBC   
Order Code:LAB6899Order Name:Manganese RBC
Synonyms:Manganese Erythrocytes
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/Mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 83785 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 8-11 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.4 mL
Container:Trace Element, EDTA (DE)
Causes for Rejection:Frozen, clotted, plasma or whole blood specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge whole blood within 2 hours of collection or ASAP. Remove and discard plasma, and send 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum red blood cells (RBC) in the original container. Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship RBCs at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 month at room temperature or refrigerated; frozen unacceptable.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2007254


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Useful as a reasonable indicator of recent, active exposure and provides a model indicator for distinguishing exposed from non-exposed individuals. May be useful in long-term low-dose manganese exposure.

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