Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS); Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)
Serum or Plasma
Quest Diagnostics Valencia
2-4 mL Blood
Royal Blue (EDTA)
Serum collected in a no additive (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable.
Room Temp: 5 Days; Refrigerated: 10 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
Hemolysis; Serum or plasma not separated from cells within 2 hours; Specimens submitted in non-trace or non-acid washed container
2 mL Serum or Plasma
0.7 mL Serum or Plasma
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma into a trace element vial. Indicate Metal Free (MF) serum or plasma on specimen and on batch sheet.