ZINC, SERUM / PLASMA
3 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 metal free White Top ( Z-No Additive) tube OR 3 mL (1 mL min.) plasma from 1 metal free Royal Blue Top (K2EDTA) tube available from ADL. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Patient should avoid sea / fresh water fish 3 days prior to specimen collection. Use powderless gloves during specimen collection.
Sample Daily by 1 pm
Report 3rd Day Evening
Use only specified containers available from ADL. If gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media has been administered, the specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.