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6354: Zinc, RBC Print View
Zinc RBC ICP/MS  9 - 14.7  mg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Red Blood Cells 0.5 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  RBC from WB NaHEP Leadfre   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  RBC from WB NaHEP   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
  RBC from WB EDTA   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  RBC from WB NaHEP TM   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
  RBC from WB EDTA TM   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

Zinc is an essential element involved in a myriad of enzyme systems including wound healing, immune function, and fetal development. Zinc measurements are used to detect and monitor industrial, dietary, and accidental exposure to zinc. Also, zinc measurements may be used to evaluate health and monitor response to treatment.

Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture.
Avoid hemolysis.
Avoid worksite collection.
Red blood cells Trace Metal
Use the royal blue-top trace metal evacuated tube
(Becton-Dickinson catalog# 367736) with EDTA for
RBC trace metal testing.

Packed Cells: Centrifuge to separate plasma from RBC's and discard
plasma. Transfer RBC's to a plastic transfer vial from a Quest
Diagnostics (trace element and metal free) collection kit or
transfer to a plastic screw cap vial.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
84630

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
This test is not approved for the testing of patient samples from New York State. Rejection Criteria: Clotted, Moderate hemolysis






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