Test directory: Manganese

Ordering Code4971
Test NameManganese
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerTrace Element Clot Activator (Royal Blue)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Trace Element EDTA (Royal Blue)
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsUse powderless gloves
Patient should refrain from taking mineral supplements at least 3 days prior to sample collection
Avoid worksite collection.
Handling InstructionsFor serum samples, allow to clot and centrifuge within 4 hours of collection
Transfer serum into a trace element aliquot tube

For plasma samples, follow the above instructions except that the sample does NOT go through the clotting process.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 7 Days
Refrigerated: 30 Days
Frozen: 60 Days
Rejection CriteriaGrossly hemolyzed, Gel barrier tube, Non-metal free tube
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 10 Days
MethodologyInductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
ManganeseALLSee report.