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Lab Test Dictionary

Zinc, RBC (6354)

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)


Synonyms

RBC Zinc

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to MedFusion


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday-Saturday

Standard TAT

2-4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Red blood cells collected in: EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin trace metal-free (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top), sodium heparin lead-free (tan-top), or lithium (green-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 7 Days; Refrigerated: 10 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Clotted; Moderate Hemolysis

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL Red Blood Cells (RBCs)

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Red Blood Cells (RBCs)

Processing Instructions

Packed Cells: Centrifuge to separate plasma from RBC's and discard plasma. Transfer RBC's to a plastic transfer vial from a Quest Diagnostics (trace element and metal free) collection kit or transfer to a plastic screw cap vial.


CPT Codes

84630


Revised

5/17/24

Initials

SA