Order Code: C2499
ABN Requirement: No
Specimen: Whole Blood
Volume: 2.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: EDTA (Navy Blue top) tube
- Draw and gently invert 8 to 10 times.
- Label tube with patient information.
- Store collection tube refrigerated at 2-8°C until ready to ship.
Transport: Store navy blue EDTA whole blood at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. shipping box.
Special Information: 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.
Ambient (15-25°C): Indefinite
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Indefinite
Frozen (-20°C): Not Acceptable
Deep Frozen (-70°C): Not Acceptable
Note: If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate tube, the trace element values do not change with time.
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than Navy Blue EDTA whole blood; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; clotted specimens; specimens containing heparin anticoagulant
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Turn Around Time: 3-7 days