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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Selenium, Plasma

Test Name

Selenium, Plasma

Navy Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Royal Blue Top (K2-EDTA)

Minimum Volume = 3 mL Plasma

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in royal blue (K2-EDTA) contaminant-free tube. Avoid any cause of hemolysis during collection. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate as soon as possible and transfer plasma to polypropylene vial. Results may be falsely elevated if the specimen is not separated within 30 minutes and/or hemolysis is present. Store and send cold.

Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis, serum or Unlabeled samples will be rejected.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

0-12m: 0.72 - 1.21 µmol/L

1-5y: 1.22 - 1.82 µmol/L

6-9y: 1.28 - 2.04 µmol/L

>=10y: 1.33 - 2.03 µmol/L

Test Code



ICP-TripleQ MS

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019