TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FMNRB    
Manganese, Red Blood Cell

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Metal Free EDTA Plasma
RBCS

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collect whole blood in a metal-free EDTA (royal blue top) tube. Spin down and separate plasma and red blood cells immediately. Ship 3 mL plasma and 3 mL RBC in metal free tubes; refrigerate.

 

NOTE: Both plasma and RBCs are required for testing.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.25 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Metal Free EDTA PlasmaRefrigerated (preferred)5 daysMETAL FREE
 Ambient 72 hoursMETAL FREE
RBCSRefrigerated (preferred)5 daysMETAL FREE
 Ambient 72 hoursMETAL FREE