Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Serum or Plasma
Quest Diagnostics Valencia
Tuesday and Friday
2-4 mL Blood
Royal Blue (No Additive)
Plasma collect in an EDTA (royal blue-top) tube or sodium heparin (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable. Patient should refrain from taking vitamins or mineral supplements at least three days prior to specimen collection.
Room Temp: 8 Hours; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
2 mL Serum or Plasma
0.7 mL Serum or Plasma
Centrigue serum or plasma within 1 hour of collection. Transfer serum or plasma into a trace element vial. Indicate Metal Free (MF) serum or plasma on specimen and on batch sheet.