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Lab Test Dictionary

Zinc (945)

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)


Synonyms

ZN, Plasma

Specimen Type

Plasma or Serum

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to MedFusion


Epic ID

LAB01078

Lab Test Days

Tuesday-Saturday

Standard TAT

2-4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Serum collected in a no additive (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 5 Days; Refrigerated: 10 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; Serum or plasma not separated from cells within 2 hours; Specimens submitted in non-trace or non-acid washed container

Test Volume Required

2 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.7 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate plasma or serum from cells within 2 hours. Transfer separated plasma/serum to a plastic acid-washed or metal-free vial. Indicate plasma or serum in flag comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.


CPT Codes

84630


Revised

5/17/24

Initials

SA