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Zinc Red Cell (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Zinc (Red Cell)
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SCL
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Trace Metal Tube (Royal blue)Trace Metal Tube (Royal blue)
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Store at 4'C
Assay Frequency:Twice weekly
External Laboratory:Australian Clinical Labs- prev.Healthscope
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack