Purpose
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation

Note: On 06/14/2013 a change in the method for measuring titanium in blood has resulted in a shift with the reported findings. To compare a previous finding to a current result, multiply the old value by 1.06 and then subtract 74 for an approximate corresponding new value. The reporting limit for the new method is 10 mcg/L; therefore, any measured value less than 10 mcg/L will be reported as 'None Detected'.
Method(s)
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
83018
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Titanium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mcg/L 10 Metal/Element

Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.6 mL
Special Handling
Clotted Blood specimens are not acceptable.
Submit in container with a non-Heparin based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable.
Specimen Container
Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 14 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 14 day(s)
1 Titanium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mcg/L 10 Metal/Element

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