Selenium, Serum or Plasma

CPT: 84255
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Test Details

Use

Monitor selenium deficiency and occupational exposure

Methodology

Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Reference Interval

Environmental exposure: 79−326 μg/L

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum or plasma

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Container

Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube or royal blue-top (without EDTA) tube

Collection

Submit original unopened tube or serum or plasma removed from a royal blue-top tube, and transfer to a certified metal-free plastic transport tube (PeopleSoft N° 111166) for shipment to the laboratory.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Certified metal-free plastic transport tube not submitted

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