|Mnemonic: ||[Mg RBC]|
|Name: ||Magnesium, RBCs|
|Specimen: || Collect in a Royal Blue EDTA (Trace-metal Free)|
Centrifuge whole blood and separate RBCs from plasma within 2 hours of collection.
Transfer 2 mL RBCs to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube (ARUP supply #43116).
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 7 days ambient.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0092079|
| Method: ||Quant Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry|
|Note: ||Even though the Zinc, RBC and Magnesium, RBC have the same sample requirement, ARUP has requested that a separate tube be collected for each.|