Purpose
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; This test assesses the presence of Silicon and does NOT measure Silica or Silicone. Silica is silicon dioxide (SiO2), which is found in quartz and sand. Silicones are inert synthetic organosilicon compounds used in adhesives, sealants, lubricants, medical applications, insulation and cooking utensils
Method(s)
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
84285
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Silicon Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES) mg/dL 1 Metal/Element

Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.7 mL
Special Handling
Serum: Collect sample in Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; No additive)
Plasma: Collect sample in Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)
Collect sample in plastic tube.
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Specimen Container
Plastic container (Acid washed or Trace metal-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Glass container. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 14 day(s)
Refrigerated: 21 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 14 day(s)
1 Silicon Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES) mg/dL 1 Metal/Element

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