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Test Catalog

Test ID: NEZPP    
Zinc Protoporphyrin, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

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

Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

Supplies:

-Metal Free B-D Tube (EDTA), 6 mL (T183)

-Metal Free (Lead only) EDTA Tube, 3 mL (T615)

-Microtainer (EDTA) Tube, 0.5 mL (T174)

-If ordering the EDTA trace element Vacutainer tube from BD, order catalog #368381.

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Royal blue-top BD Vacutainer Plus with EDTA blood collection tube (T183)

Acceptable: Tan-top (lead only) BD Vacutainer Plus with EDTA blood collection tube (T615) or BD Microtainer with EDTA (T174) or royal blue-top Monoject trace element blood collection tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. Lead and Heavy Metals Reporting (T491) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Benign Hematology Test Request (T755) with the specimen.

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

0.3 mL

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

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

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
Whole bloodRefrigerated28 days