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Manganese Blood (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Blood Manganese
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:MAN
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Metal-Free EDTAMetal-Free EDTA
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Transport Instructions:RoomTemp within Alfred/Esky from External sites
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Store at -20'C
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Method:

ICPMS

Additional Notes:

Reference Interval: 0.1 - 0.33 umol/L

Manganese concentrations between 1 and 2 times the upper limit of normal may be due to differences in hematocrit and normal biological variation. Values greater than twice the upper limit of normal correlate with disease. For longitudinal monitoring, sampling no more frequently than the half-life of the element (40 days) should be used.