Purpose
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; Not for clinical diagnostic purposes
Method(s)
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
83018
New York State Approval Status

Not Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Cobalt Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mcg/L 0.5 Metal/Element

Specimen Type
RBCs
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL
Special Handling
Centrifuge and separate Plasma within two hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original collection container and replace stopper.
Specimen Container
Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Frozen. Plastic container. Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Light Blue top tube (Sodium Citrate). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin). Yellow top tube (ACD - Acid Citrate Dextrose). Lavender top tube (EDTA).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 30 day(s)
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): Not Stable
1 Cobalt Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mcg/L 0.5 Metal/Element

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