||Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
#ExistPATIENTPREP>Patient Prep: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
#ExistCollect>Collect: Royal blue (no additive) or Royal blue (EDTA)
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: Centrifuge; Do not allow serum to remain on cells. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube (ARUP supply #43116). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL)
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated or frozen.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: Separator tubes. Specimens that are not separated from the red cells, or clot, within 6 hours.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.