Manganese, Red Blood Cell
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Metal Free EDTA Plasma
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Collect whole blood in a metal-free EDTA (royal blue top) tube.
Spin down and separate plasma and red blood cells immediately.
Ship 3 mL plasma and 3 mL RBC in metal free tubes; refrigerate.
NOTE: Both plasma and RBCs are required for testing.
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Specimens Other Than: Red blood cells & plasma
Anticoagulants Other Than: Royal blue-top metal free EDTA
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Metal Free EDTA Plasma||Refrigerated (preferred)||5 days|
|RBCS||Refrigerated (preferred)||5 days|