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Test Compendium

3071: ZINC, RBCS

Test Code

  • 3071

Test Synonym

  • ZINC RBC, ZN

Minimum Volume

  • 0.75 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Red Blood Cells

Container

  • Royal Blue Top- EDTA Additive

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 2 days

Special Instructions

  • 2 mL RBCs Royal Blue top tube(Trace metal-free, EDTA) Rejection criteria: Rcvd room temp, lavender tube

Additional Information

  • Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Stability

  • Room Temp: Not Stable, Refrigerated: 30 days, Frozen: 30 days