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Test ID FZRBC Zinc, Red Blood Cell

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Zinc, Red Blood Cell

Specimen Type

Metal Free EDTA Plasma

Specimen Required

Collect whole blood from a metal free EDTA (royal blue top) tube. Spin down and separate plasma and red blood cells immediately. Ship 2 mL plasma and 2 mL RBC in metal free tubes, refrigerate.


Note: Both plasma and RBCs are required for testing.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Metal Free EDTA Plasma Refrigerated 5 days
RBCS Refrigerated 5 days

Reference Values

Zinc, Plasma: 70 - 120 ug/dL

Zinc, RBC: 1,000 - 1,600 ug/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

CPT Code Information