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MAGNESIUM, RBCS

Test Code
MGRBC
 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeGreen top tube (sodium heparin)
Supply Item Numberpicture1398
Specimen TypeRed blood cells (RBC's)
Preferred Volume1 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume0.2 mL
Specimen ProcessingCentrifuge tube within 45 minutes of collection and separate plasma from cells. Discard the plasma. Using the original collection tube, submit only the RBCs to the laboratory.
Store and TransportRefrigerated
StabilityRoom Temp 2 weeks  Refrigerated 2 weeks  Frozen (-20 °C) 2 weeks  
Unacceptable ConditionSerum or plasma specimen
Alternate SpecimensLavender-top (EDTA) tube, royal blue-top (EDTA) tube, or tan-top lead-free tube
CPT Codes83735
Interface Order Code83735.Z6
Billing CodeMGRBC.LCA
Test ScheduleMon-Fri
Turnaround Time4-7 days
MethodAtomic absorption spectrometry (AAS)/ Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Reference Ranges
TitleRangesUnits
Magnesium, RBC4.2-6.8mg/dL

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o83735.Z6Magnesium, RBC
r83735.Z6Magnesium, RBC83735.Z6Magnesium, RBCmg/dL126746-8

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