Label Mnemonic: MNS
Epic Lab Code: LAB3540
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
Whole Blood
Specimen Instructions:
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
Collection Medium:
Royal Blue K2 EDTA tube
Preferred Minimum: 7.0 mL whole blood, royal blue K2 EDTA tube.
Absolute Minimum: 1.0 mL whole blood, royal blue K2 EDTA tube.
Rejection Criteria:
Heparin anticoagulant. Frozen specimens, clotted specimens.
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
4.2 - 16.5 μg/L
Note: Elevated results from noncertified trace element-free collection tubes may be due to contamination. Elevated concentrations of trace elements in blood should be confirmed with a second specimen collected in a tube designed for trace element determinations, such as a royal blue (Na2EDTA) tube.

Royal Blue trace metal tube available from Clinical Pathology Core Laboratory, 6240 RCP.
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
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