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Selenium serum/plasma

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB579

 

Methodology: 

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

5 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Royal Blue Top - Serum.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.

EDTA (royal blue-top) tube also acceptable.
No additive (royal blue-top) trace element tube. Patient should refrain from taking vitamins or mineral supplements at least three days prior to specimen collection.
Transport: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Unacceptable conditions: Hemolysis
Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days

 

Call Laboratory Medicine Customer Service 203-688-2444 to obtain Royal Blue Top tubes.

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Selenium is an element of parental nutrition. Monitoring the selenium concentrations is useful in assessing parental nutrition, especially recent intake. Concentrations are also monitored in children with proprionic acidemia who require special diets with supplements.

Performing laboratory: Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute 27027 Tourney Road Valencia, CA 91355-5386

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=5507

CPT Code(s): 

84255

Last Changed: 

8/23/2017 6:04:53 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 6:05:01 PM