Test Code MANPL / MNS-M 
Methodology Dynamic Reaction Cell Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (DRC-ICP-MS) 
Description Useful for detecting toxic manganese exposure. 
Specimen Draw blood in a royal blue-top Monoject® trace element blood collection tube. Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes, then spin down and carefully pour 1.0 mL (minimum: 0.5 mL) of serum into a 7.0 mL metal free, screw-capped, polypropylene vial. Avoid transfer of cellular components of blood. DO NOT insert a pipet into the serum to accomplish transfer, and DO NOT ream the specimen with a wooden stick to assist with serum transfer. It is important that the specimen be obtained, processed, and transported according to instructions on "Metals Analysis - Collection and Transport."
Send specimen refrigerated. All specimens to be stored more than 48 hours should be sent FROZEN.

Note: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours. 

Reference Values
<2.4 ng/mL

Reference values have not been established for patients that are <18 years of age. 

Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Tuesday, Friday 
CPT Code(s) 83785  

Special Instructions