Ordering Recommendation

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

Mnemonic
SELENI RBC
Methodology

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

4-7 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Royal blue (Trace metal-free EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original container and replace stopper. Transport 1 mL RBCs in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

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



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84255

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2013012 Selenium, RBCs 5723-2
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Aliases
Selenium, RBCs

National Medical Services (NMS)