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ZINC, SERUM OR PLASMA

Mnemonic

ZIN

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Upon the advice of their physician, patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and nonessential over-the-counter medications for one week prior to sample draw.

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 6.0 mL royal blue (no additive) or royal blue (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Place into a trace element metal-free transfer tube (view image).

Documentation verifying our supplied transfer tubes are trace element metal-free.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL Serum/Plasma, (1.8 mL minimum Whole Blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Plasma collected in tube with anticoagulant other than EDTA; Hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 11 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 28 days

Testing Information

Performed

Tue, Thur

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy - Flame

Reference Values

Reference Values

60-120 µg/dL

CPT Codes

84630

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:46 AM


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