Germanium, Serum/Plasma Test (2156SP)

Germanium, Serum/Plasma Test (2156SP)

Analysis Code 2156SP 
Test Name Germanium, Serum/Plasma 
Test Includes Germanium 
Purpose Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Metal/Element 
Method(s) Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass
Spectrometry(ICP/MS) 
Specimen Requirements 1 mL Serum or Plasma 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Plasma: Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA), Serum: Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; No additive) 
Special Handling Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 2 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 14 day(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Received Room Temperature. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [ICP/MS] Wednesday / 7 days 
Suggested CPT Code 83018 
**Minimum Volume 0.4 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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