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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 Volume 2 mL RBCs
Emergency Minimum Volume0.7 mL RBCs
Specimen ProcessingCentrifuge and separate plasma within two hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original collection container and replace stopper.
Store and TransportRefrigerated
StabilityRoom Temp Unacceptable  Refrigerated 1 month  Frozen (-20 °C) 1 month  
Unacceptable ConditionReceived room temperature; light blue top tube (sodium citrate); gray top tube (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate); yellow top tube (ACD-acid citrate dextrose)
CPT Codes83735
Interface Order Code83735.Z6
Billing CodeMGRBC
Test ScheduleTue, Thu
Turnaround Time4-7 days
MethodInductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)

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

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