Inductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Quest Diagnostics Valencia
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
2-4 mL Blood
Royal Blue (EDTA)
Draw one royal blue-top tube of blood and discard. Draw second royal blue-top tube.
Room Temp: 5 Days; Refrigerated: 10 Days; Frozen: 21 Days
2 mL Plasma
1 mL Plasma
Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube or non acid washed/non metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/ container is recommended.