Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Manganese deficiency produces growth disorders, alters skeletal and cartilage formation, and impairs reproduction. Industrial workers absorb manganese mainly through the lungs.
Manganese, Plasma: <2.0 ng/mL. Manganese, RBC: 11.0 - 23.0 ng/mL.
Manganese is highly concentrated in the cellular elements of blood. Hemolysis of the cellular elements that is unobservable to the naked eye can result in elevated plasma manganese concentrations.
3 - 8 days
- Manganese, Erythrocytes
- RBC Manganese
Royal blue (trace element) and/or Metal-Free aliquot tubes are available from MLabs (800-862-7284). Collect blood in a royal blue top (trace element) tube with EDTA (K2). Centrifuge and aliquot plasma into a metal-free tube within 2 hours of collection (KEEP red blood cells). Leave RBCs in original royal blue top tube (replacing original stopper). Rubber band RBC tube to plasma aliquot to keep them together and refrigerate.
This test requires both plasma AND red blood cells. Must be spun and aliquotted within 2 hours. Leave RBCs in original royal blue top tube (replacing original stopper) and rubber band RBC tube to plasma aliquot to keep them together.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by NMS Laboratories.