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Manganese, RBC

$105.00
SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
Please note that lab kits cannot be shipped to
New York, Alaska, Hawaii, or internationally.
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SKU:
LRbcMn
The Manganese (Mn) content in the adult human is 12 to 20 mg. About 25% is stored in the skeleton. Within each cell, Manganese is concentrated in the mitochondria. Bone, liver and pancreas tend to have the highest concentrations.
 
Deficiency symptoms are unclear. There may be blood clotting defects, hypocholesterolemia, elevated serum calcium, phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase. There may be loss of muscle tone, diabetes and heart disease. Mn is an important part of the anti-oxidant enzyme super oxidase dismutase.
 
Functions of Mn include synthesis of skeletal and connective tissue, fatty acids, cholesterol, DNA, RNA, and urea. It mobilizes fats from the liver and releases energy. Mn deficiency has also been indicated in development of hip abnormalities, joint disease and congenital malformations. Increased levels are found following industrial exposure (miners, foundry workers, ceramics, glass, varnish, food additives), in acute hepatitis, myocardial infarction and rheumatoid arthritis.
 
 
CPT CODE:
83785
COLLECTION CONTAINER:
Heparin tube
STATE & SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
We cannot ship lab kits to NY, AK, HI, or international
MINIMUM VOLUME:
0.5 mL
NORMAL VALUES:

RBC = Female: 1.1 to 1.7 ug/dL
RBC = Male: 1.1 to 2.3 ug/dL

PATIENT PREP:
None
PROCESS METHOD:
The methodology is by atomic absorption/ICP.
PROCESS TIME:
5 to 7 business days
REJECTION CAUSES:
Specimen clotted.
SPECIMEN VOLUME:
1.5 mL Heparin RBC, washed 1x
TRANSPORT CONTAINER:
Metal-free plastic transport tube
TRANSPORT INSTRUCTIONS:
Refrigerate or freeze