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Lab Test Dictionary

Copper (363)


Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Type

Plasma or Serum

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to MedFusion

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

Standard TAT

1-4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Serum collected in an no additive (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 5 Days; Refrigerated: 10 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; Serum or plasma not separated from cells; Samples submitted in non-trace metal container; Samples submitted in non acid washed containers

Test Volume Required

2 mL Plasma or Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.7 mL Plasma or Serum

Processing Instructions

Separate plasma or serum from cells within two hours. Transfer separated plasma/serum to a plastic acid-washed or metal-free vial. Indicate plasma or serum in flag comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes