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Zinc, RBCs

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.