Container: Blue top Trace elements tube

Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: Manganese a.k.a. Mn

Condition / Indication: Rarely indicated test

Special precautions & notes: To avoid contamination from stainless steel needles, collect blood for manganese after blood has been drawn for other tests at the same time, or alternatively discard the first 5mL of blood.

Reference range: 73 - 219 nmol/L

Container: Blue top Trace elements tube

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 14 days

Referral location: SAS Trace Element Laboratory, Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services, Surrey Research Park, 15 Frederick Sanger Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YD