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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • COPPER, RBCS

Test Code

  • 6064

Test Synonym

  • COPPER RBC

Minimum Volume

  • 0.3 mL

Specimen Type

  • Red Blood Cells

Primary Container

  • Royal Blue Top- EDTA Additive

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated

TAT

  • 7 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 1 mL RBCs Royal Blue top tube(Trace metal-free;EDTA) Rejection criteria: received room temp, heparin based anticoagulant is not acceptable.

Specimen Retention

  • Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial within 2 hours of collection.