FZRBC - Specimen: Zinc, Red Blood Cell

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FZRBC    
Zinc, Red Blood Cell

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Metal Free EDTA Plasma
RBCS

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 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 The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Metal Free EDTA PlasmaRefrigerated5 days
RBCSRefrigerated5 days