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Zinc, Plasma or Serum, NY State
|Methodology:||Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry|
Patient Preparation: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Upon the advice of their physician, patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and nonessential over-the-counter medications for one week prior to sample draw.
Collect: Royal blue (no additives), or royal blue (EDTA) - 2 ml serum or plasma
Specimen Preparation: Do not allow plasma to remain on cells. Centrifuge and pour off plasma or serum ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer plasma or serum to a Standard Transfer Tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated or frozen.
Unacceptable Conditions: Separator tubes. Specimens that are not separated from the red cells or clot. Hemolyzed specimens.
Stability : If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
NOTE: * This test is approved for New York patients ONLY, please refer to test code SRZN for specimen requirements for all other States . *
|Cross Reference:||Zn (Zinc, Serum), ZNS (Zinc, Serum)|