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Test ID FMNRB Manganese, Red Blood Cell

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Manganese, RBC

Specimen Type

Metal Free EDTA Plasma
RBCS


Specimen Required


Collect whole blood in a metal-free EDTA (royal blue top) tube. Spin down and separate plasma and red blood cells immediately. Ship 3 mL plasma and 3 mL RBC in metal free tubes; refrigerate.

 

NOTE: Both plasma and RBCs are required for testing.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Metal Free EDTA Plasma Refrigerated (preferred) 5 days METAL FREE
  Ambient  72 hours METAL FREE
RBCS Refrigerated (preferred) 5 days METAL FREE
  Ambient  72 hours METAL FREE

Reference Values

Manganese, Plasma:     <2.0 ng/mL

Manganese, RBC:         11.0 - 23.0 ng/mL

 

Manganese is highly concentrated in the cellular elements of blood. Hemolysis of the cellular elements that is unobservable to the naked eye can result in elevated plasma manganese concentrations.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

CPT Code Information

 83785

Report Available

3 to 7 days

NY State Approved

No