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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: MAWB
Clinical Information:
Test Indications:  Testing for Manganese is for the monitoring of patients undergoing TPN nutritional support and it available to gastroenterologists, general and bariatric surgeons. Manganese is a trace element that is essential for fundamental processes such as enzymatic reactions. Nutritional guidelines recommend monitoring of manganese in patients receiving parenteral nutrition support. Measurement of whole blood manganese is more accurate than plasma or serum levels.
MUST specify "Manganese Whole Blood" on test request form when ordering.
See: Trace Elements in Parenteral Nutrition: Considerations for the Prescribing Clinician. Nutrients 2017, 9, 440;doi:10.3390/nu9050440
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Blood: 6.0 mL

Serum samples not acceptable. Do not use gel separator collection tubes.
Whole Blood: 6.0 mL

Store and send refrigerated.
Reference Values:
Within 3 Weeks
See Also:
More Information:
Do not centrifuge. Whole blood required. Specify Manganese Whole Blood on test request form. Store and send refrigerated in original trace element collection tube to In-Common Laboratories.