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Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Edit Date: 8/2/2010
Performed: Monday, Thursday
Released: 2-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 83735-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 6 mL royal blue top tube, trace element K2 (EDTA). NOTE: Do not draw on a Friday.
Handling: Submit as whole blood.
Stability: 72 hours refrigerated. Unstable ambient or frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume: 1 mL whole blood
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Useful in the evaluation of magnesium nutritional status.

Reference Range:
1.65-2.65 mmol/L

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