Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
Navy Blue top (trace metal) tube
3.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)
Cause for rejection:
Hemolysis will interfere with results.
Sent to Reference Laboratory
Dynamic Reaction Cell-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (DRC-ICP-MS)
Separate serum from cells ASAP.
Carefully clean skin prior to collection with alcohol swab.
Use powderless gloves.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly)
Reference Values: 0-6 ng/mL; <60 ng/mL (dialysis patients)