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Molybdenum, blood

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLY
Test group Molybdenum
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Inductively couple plasma mass spectroscopy
Patient Preparation Patient should refrain from taking mineral supplements 3 days before specimen collection and from eating legumes and leafy vegetables 2 days before specimen collection.
Collection Instructions Click here for detailed instructions for collecting samples for Trace Metals
Container type Navy blue top (EDTA) tube
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood
Preferred volume 4 mL blood
Min. Volume 2 mL blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Hemolyzed, clotted
Processing notes Store whole blood in original collection tube or POUR whole blood into a plastic trace element shipping container (lavender label). Ship refrigerated. Order Quest # 56960P
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Received frozen or room temp
Units µg/L (mcg/L)
Normal range < 2.1 µg/L
Synonyms Mb
Stability Room temperature 48 hours, refrigerated 5 days.
Turn around times 2-3 weeks
Additional information Molybdenum is an essential trace element. In anemia, molybdenum concentration decreases in both erythrocytes and plasma. Toxic doses can cause anemia and abnormal copper
metabolism.
CPT coding 83018-90
LOINC code 5696-0
Last Updated 12/9/2013 2:18:12 PM
Entry Number 669

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