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Test Code MNRBC Manganese, RBC

Specimen Required

1 mL whole blood

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability

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

Report Available

3 days

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: EDTA trace metal (royal blue top)
Other Acceptable Container: None

Transport / Storage Conditions


Special Instructions

Samples must be received in Chantilly Monday through Friday a.m. within 24 hours of collection. Ambient and frozen specimens are not acceptable. 
Carefully clean skin before venipuncture. Avoid worksite collection.

Reference Values

12-26 mcg/L

Day(s) Performed

Tues, Fri a.m.

CPT Codes


Alias/See Also



Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube/container (non-acid washed) may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.