|Mnemonic: ||[Zinc RBCs]|
|Name: ||Zinc, RBCs|
|Specimen: || Collect in a Royal Blue EDTA (Trace-metal Free)|
Centrifuge whole blood and separate RBCs from the plasma within 2 hours of collection.
Transfer 2 mL RBCs to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transfer Tube.
Ambient samples are unacceptable.
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable up to 4 weeks refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 2006460|
| 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.|