5 mL blood collected in K2EDTA trace metal free tube Do not centrifuge as whole blood is required.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
≥ 20 yrs: < 22 µg/L
Mean = 7 days, Range 3 - 11 days
Monday - Friday
Instructions Before Sampling:
Patient should avoid taking either gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media for at least 4 days as they can interfere with trace metal tests.
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