Specimen Collection Requirements
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).
Serum or Plasma, royal blue (no additive or EDTA) top tube
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Plasma. Separator tubes. Specimens that are not separated from the red cells or clot within 2 hours.
If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Thursday, January 30, 2020 01:15:32 AM
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