Chromium and Cobalt, Blood Test (1265B)
||Chromium and Cobalt, Blood
||Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; This test is New York State approved.
||Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass
||2 mL Blood
||Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)
||Clotted Blood specimens are not acceptable. To reduce specimen contamination, powder-free gloves are recommended during collection. Blood should be drawn through an indwelling plastic intracath needle into a trace metal free evacuated tube (e.g. B/D Royal blue top Vacutainer®) containing EDTA as a preservative. If using a steel needle, contamination may be reduced by discarding the first tube.
Submit in container with a non-Heparin based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable.
|Light Protection Required
||Room Temperature: 30 day(s)
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 3 month(s)
||Plastic container. Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin). Lavender top tube (EDTA).
|Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT
||[ICP/MS] Monday Wednesday Friday / 3 days
|Suggested CPT Code
|Test Summary Sheet
*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.