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Manganese, Whole Blood
|Methodology:||Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry|
Patient Preparation: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
Collect: Royal blue (K2EDTA or Na2EDTA) - 7 ml whole blood .
Specimen Preparation:Transport the original collection tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature OR Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Heparin anticoagulant. Clotted specimens.
Stability: If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time. Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable