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SELENIUM, SERUM

Mnemonic

SELENIUM

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Diet, medication and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).

Collect

Serum or Plasma, royal blue (no additive or EDTA) top tube

Handling

Centrifuge; do not allow serum or plasma to remain on cells. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to a Trace Element-Free transport tube

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Separator tubes, specimens that are not separated from the red cells or clot within 6 hours

Stability

If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (25023)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84255

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:36 AM


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