Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Quest Diagnostics Valencia
Other Reference Test
Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
1-2 mL Whole Blood
Royal Blue (EDTA)
Whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top), or a lithium heparin (green-top) tube is also acceptable. Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid hemolysis. Avoid worksite collection.
Room Temp: 10 Days; Refrigerated: 10 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Clotted; Gross hemolysis
0.5 mL RBC's
0.3 mL RBC;s
Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed plastic screw cap vial within 2 hours of collection.