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Selenium, serum

Test Code:

BC9999

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

​Trace metal free tube (serum)
(To be obtained from DPLM Reception, after office hour call extension 1383)

Specimen Requirement

5 mL plain blood collected in trace metal free tube. Avoid haemolysis.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

​Mean = 7 days ; Range 3 - 11 days​

Reference Value(s)

>= 20 yrs: 107 - 208 ug/L​

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Biochemistry​

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon to Fri: 0800hrs - 1400 hrs
Sat: 0800hrs - 1000 hrs​
Do not collect on Eve of Public holidays and Public holidays.​​

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Instructions Before Sampling: Patient should avoid taking either gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media for at least 4 days as they can interfere with trace metal tests.

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Selenium, serum BC9999
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