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Zinc, Serum or Plasma

Additional Codes

LabCorp test ID 001800

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp

Methodology

Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Plasma (preferred) or serum

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Container

Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube or royal blue-top tube without EDTA

Collection

Separate serum from cells within 45 minutes of collection, and transfer to a certified metal-free transport tube (PeopleSoft N° 111166) for shipment to the laboratory. Plasma may be separated immediately and transferred to a certified metal-free plastic transport tube (PeopleSoft N° 111166) for shipment to the laboratory.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x2

 

Reference Values

Environmental exposure: 56−134 μg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

84630