Purpose
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation

Note: On 06/14/2013 a change in the method for measuring titanium in serum has resulted in a shift with the reported findings. To compare a previous finding to a current result, multiply the old value by 1.44 and then subtract 66 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

5 days

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

Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.6 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)
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
Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

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

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