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Manganese, Whole Blood


Name Method Department Units
Manganese, Whole Blood Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spect
Send Out ug/L

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Royal blue (EDTA)

6 mL 6 mL

Room temperature - Indefinite month(s)
Refrigerated - Indefinite month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Do not centrifuge
  • Do not freeze
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Heparinized specimens
  • Clotted specimen
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Specimens transported in containers other than a Trace Element-Free Transport Tube


Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). Not recommended for detecting long-term, low-dose manganese exposure.

CPT Code

  • 83785