Manganese, Whole Blood
Ordering Recommendation
Useful as a reasonable indicator of recent, active exposure and provides a modest indicator for distinguishing exposed from nonexposed individuals. Recommended for monitoring potential accumulation with TPN. Not recommended for detecting long-term, low-dose manganese exposure, refer to Manganese, RBC (2007254).
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Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Tue, Fri
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
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).  
Royal blue (K2EDTA or Na2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 7 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparin anticoagulant. Clotted specimens.  
If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time. Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
4.2-16.5 µg/L
Interpretive Data
Elevated results from noncertified trace element-free collection tubes may be due to contamination. Elevated concentrations of trace elements in blood should be confirmed with a second specimen collected in a tube designed for trace element determinations, such as a royal blue (Na2EDTA) tube.
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0099272Manganese, Blood
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Cross References
  • Mn
  • Mn,WB
  • MNB