Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications, upon the advice of their physician.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Whole Blood, one royal blue (K2EDTA or Na2 EDTA) top tube
Room temperature (20-25°C)
Heparin anticoagulant, frozen specimens
If the sample is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:50:54 PM
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