6 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Whole blood in Royal Blue (EDTA). Submit Ambient.
Stability: If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container the trace element values do not change with time.
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).
Frozen Whole Blood
Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA). Specimens transported in containersother than a Royal Blue (EDTA) or Trace Element-Free Transport Tube.
It is preferable to locate tests on the website and not rely on printed test information, which may soon be out of date.
Updated test information can only be guaranteed by using this website.