Purpose
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation
Method(s)
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
84132
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Potassium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES) mEq/L 205 Metal/Element

Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL
Special Handling
Clotted Blood specimens are not acceptable.
Submit in container with a non-Potassium based preservative/anticoagulant. Tubes containing Potassium based preservatives/anticoagulants are not acceptable.
Specimen Container
Green top tube (Lithium Heparin)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Tan top tube - plastic (K2EDTA). Pink top tube (EDTA). Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin with gel). Light Blue top tube (Sodium Citrate). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). White top tube (K2EDTA). 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): 30 day(s)
1 Potassium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES) mEq/L 205 Metal/Element

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