5139: METALS PANEL 1, RBCS
- Royal Blue Top- EDTA Additive, Green Top Tube, Light Green (lithium Heparin)
- Draw at least 3 TUBES - CENTRIFUGE AND REMOVE CELLS TO TRANSFER TUBE need 8 mL RBC (Red Blood Cells) Tubes that can be used for the draw ; Royal Blue top tube(Trace metal-free;EDTA), Green top tube(Sodium Heparin), Light Green top tube(Lithium Heparin), Rejection criteria: If received room temperature or frozen. Not acceptable -light blue,gray,lavender or yellow top tubes.
- Submit in container with a non-Potassium based preserv/anticoag. Tubes containing Potassium based preservatives/anticoagulants are not acceptable. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into and acid washed plastic screw capped vial within 2 hours of collection.
- Room Temp: Not Stable, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: Not Stable