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Test Name: Tissue Trace Elements

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Testing Laboratory: BC Children's Hospital Complex Biochemistry Laboratory

Collection Container: Tissue samples are to be collected in an acid washed, plastic screw cap vial.

Alternate Collection Container(s): Collect specimen on sterile gauze and wrap it with another sterile gauze and place in a sterile specimen container. Ensure specimen doesn’t touch the specimen container walls.

Sample Type: Tissue (Liver)

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Ship on ice/cold pack


Liver for iron, copper and/or zinc analysis. Only done when requested by a pathologist.