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Selenium, RBCs
2013011
Ordering Recommendation

May be useful in the assessment of tissue stores. For routine assessment of selenium deficiency or toxicity, Selenium, Urine (0025067) is preferred.

Mnemonic
SELENI RBC
Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-11 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Royal blue (EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 1 mL RBCs in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.4 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
By Report
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
84255
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2013012Selenium, RBCs5723-2
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Aliases

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)