Test Overview
Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Test Usage

Manganese deficiency produces growth disorders, alters skeletal and cartilage formation, and impairs reproduction. Industrial workers absorb manganese mainly through the lungs.

Reference Range *

Manganese, Plasma: <2.0 ng/mL. Manganese, RBC: 11.0 - 23.0 ng/mL.

Test Limitations

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.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

3 - 8 days

Soft Order Code
FMNRB
MiChart Code
Manganese, RBC
Synonyms
  • Manganese, Erythrocytes
  • RBC Manganese
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FMNRB (57196) (MedTox 57196)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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.

Special Handling

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.

Red Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
6 mL whole blood (3 mL RBC plus plasma)
Minimum Volume
1 mL whole blood (0.25 mL RBC plus plasma)
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by NMS Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
83785
NY State Approved
No