2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum in Trace Element Free Tube. Submit Ambient.
2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma in Trace Element Free Tube. Submit Ambient.
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
Separate from cells ASAP
Submit in trace element-free tube
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Upon the advice of the physician, patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and nonessential over-the-counter medications for one week prior to sample draw.
Stability: If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container the trace element values do not change with time.
Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
Specimens collected or transported in containers other than specified.
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