Trace Mineral Screen (Serum)

Preferred Sample

Serum (1 ml minimum)

Fee

$35

Schedule

Days Tested

THU

Turnaround Time

3-7 days

Description

Screen for trace minerals by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). Assay includes cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc.

Species

Bovine | Canine | Feline | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Equine

Shipping Requirements

Maintain the serum at room temperature during shipment.

Additional Instructions

Recommended collection of blood in royal blue top (trace element tubes). If submitted in another blood tube, avoid any contact with the rubber stopper. Allow the sample to clot (approximately 30 minutes). Centrifuge the sample, then transfer the serum to a metal-free plastic tube. Serum should be removed within 4 hours to avoid hemolysis. Hemolysis will falsely elevate the iron in the sample.