Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Serum or Plasma
Other Reference Test
1-2 mL Blood
Royal Blue (No Additive)
Plasma collected in an EDTA trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable. Serum or plasma separator tubes are not acceptable. Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection.
Room Temp: 30 Days; Refrigerated: 30 Days (Preferred); Frozen: 30 Days
Serum or plasma separator tubes (SST/PST)
1 mL Serum or Plasma
0.4 mL Serum or Plasma
Promptly separate serum or plasma into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. Complete a NMS Labs requisition and submit with serum or plasma refrigerated Monday-Friday, ok for Saturday delivery.