Magnesium - Total, Blood Test (2551B)

Magnesium - Total, Blood Test (2551B)

Analysis Code 2551B 
Test Name Magnesium - Total, Blood 
Test Includes Magnesium 
Purpose Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Metal/Element 
Method(s) Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission
Spectrometry (ICP/OES) 
Specimen Requirements 1 mL Blood 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Green top tube (Sodium Heparin) 
Special Handling Clotted Blood specimens are not acceptable. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 30 day(s)
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Light Blue top tube (Sodium Citrate). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Yellow top tube (ACD - Acid Citrate Dextrose). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [ICP/OES] Wednesday / 7 days 
Suggested CPT Code 83735 
**Minimum Volume 0.45 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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