Manganese, RBC

Test Code

CPT Codes
83785<br /> **This test is not available for New York patient testing**

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

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Whole blood collected in: Sodium heparin trace metal (royal blue-top), EDTA (lavender-top or royal-blue), or heparin (green-top) tube

Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid worksite collection.

Stability Restrictions: Samples must be received in Chantilly Monday through Friday a.m. within 24 hours of collection.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable

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
Set up: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
12-26 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

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.