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Test Code LAB1050 Manganese, Red Blood Cell

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: FMNRB

Reporting Name

Manganese, RBC

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

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
Metal Free EDTA Plasma Refrigerated (preferred) 5 days
  Ambient  72 hours
RBCS Refrigerated (preferred) 5 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

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) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

CPT Code Information

 83785

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)