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Updated Test Information:
The concentration of zinc is determined by an assay that uses atomic absorption and has a reportable range of 5 - 200 mcg/dL and imprecision of <4 %CV.
10 mL blood in RED SARSTEDT plastic syringe. Sample must not have contact with glass or rubber.
|Alternate Specimen Type||
6 mL blood in Royal Blue Trace Metal Tube (No additive)
|Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions||
Remove plunger & centrifuge Sarstedt Syringe or Royal Blue top tube. Separate serum with plastic pipette, place in plastic tube and refrigerate serum
Note: The royal blue top tube is designed to draw for trace metals even though it is GLASS. However, you must aliquot into a plastic vial - ASAP
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
any GEL separator tube
Chemistry, University (CHU)
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
|Minimum Sample Volume||
requested: 2.0 mL serum