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MAGNESIUM, RBCS

Test Code
MGRBC
 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeGreen top tube (sodium heparin)
Supply Item Numberpicture1398 picture9771
Specimen TypeRed blood cells ONLY
Preferred Volume2 mL
Minimum Volume0.7 mL
Specimen ProcessingCentrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial within two hours of collection.
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
Billing CodeMGRBC
Test ScheduleTue, Thu
Turnaround Time4-7 days
MethodInductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)
Test IncludesMagnesium, RBC, mg/dL

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

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