Patient Prep: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to
discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their
If sample is drawn and stored in the appropriate container the trace element values do not change with time.
Specimen submitted frozen
Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA). Specimens transported in containers other than a Royal Blue (EDTA) tube or Trace Element-Free Transport Tube.
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