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Lab Test Dictionary

Mercury, RBCs (2670R)


Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

NMS Labs

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Standard TAT

8 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (EDTA)

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Undetermined; Frozen: Unaccetpable

Test Volume Required

1 mL RBCs

Minimum Test Volume

0.4 mL RBCs

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate plasma within two hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original collection container and replace stopper. Complete a NMS Labs requisition and submit with RBC's refrigerated Monday-Friday; OK for Saturday delivery. Submit in container with a non-Heparin based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable. Complete a NMS Labs requisition and submit with specimen refrigerated.

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