Specimen Requirements

Title

NICKEL, SERUM

Specimen Requirement

Patient Prep:Discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over the counter meds. Collect Royal Blue (no additive). Centrifuge; do not allow serum to remain on cells. Transfer 2mL serum to a Trace Element Free Transport Tube (special request from lab.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature. Refrigerated or frozen also acceptable

Reference Range

By report

Turnaround

Clinical Use

Test Code

SNICK