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Test Code ZCRBC Zinc, Red Blood Cell

Reporting Name

Zinc, Red Blood Cell

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

Specimen Type

Metal Free EDTA Plasma
RBCS


Specimen Required


Collect whole blood from a metal free EDTA (royal blue top) tube. Spin down and separate plasma and red blood cells immediately. Ship 2 mL plasma and 2 mL RBC in metal free tubes, refrigerate.

 

Note: Both plasma and RBCs are required for testing.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Metal Free EDTA Plasma Refrigerated 5 days
RBCS Refrigerated 5 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

Zinc, Plasma: 70 - 120 ug/dL

Zinc, RBC: 1,000 - 1,600 ug/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

CPT Code Information

84630

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)