Manganese, Blood

Test Code
626

CPT Codes
83785

Preferred Specimen
2 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA trace-metal (royal blue-top) tube

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Sodium heparin (royal-blue top) tube

Instructions
Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid work-site collection.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 60 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Sodium heparin lead-free (tan-top) tube

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Setup: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 2-6 days

Reference Range
4.2-16.5 mcg/L

Clinical Significance
Manganese deficiency produces growth disorders, alters skeletal and cartilage formation and impairs reproduction. Industrial workers absorb manganese mainly through the lungs.

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



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