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Selenium, Blood Level

Mnemonic:    [SELEN BLD]
Name:    Selenium, Blood Level
Specimen:    2 mL sera collected in a Royal Blue Serum trace metal tube Royal Blue EDTA tube is also acceptable for sample collection.

Heparinized samples are unacceptable.

Centrifuge sample ASAP. Do not allow serum/plasma to remain on the cells. Separate plasma or serum from cells within 6 hours. Pipette serum or plasma into an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0025023
  Method:    Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry