Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Quest Diagnostics Valencia
1-2 mL Whole Blood
Patient should refrain from taking vitamins or mineral herbal supplements for at least one week before sample collection. Whole blood collected in an EDTA (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable.
Room Temp=4 Day (7 Days for EDTA packed cells); Refrigerated=7 Days; Frozen:Unacceptable
2 mL Whole Blood or 0.5 mL RBC'S
1 mL Whole Blood or 0.2 mL RBC's
To send RBC'S: Centrifuge to separate plasma from RBC's and discard plasma. Transfer RBC's to a plastic screw capped vial or a trace element/metal free vial.