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Copper, RBC (3481)


Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Valencia

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

Standard TAT

1-4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

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.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 10 Days; Refrigerated: 10 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Clotted; Gross hemolysis

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL RBC's

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL RBC;s

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed plastic screw cap vial within 2 hours of collection.

CPT Codes