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Chromium, whole blood

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB5789 
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Schedule: Set up: Tues-Sat (evening shift)
Reported: 7-10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 7.0 mL Blood in a Royal Blue Top - EDTA Wb.
Pediatric volume: 2 mL.
Patient should refrain from taking mineral supplements and multi-vitamin three days prior to specimen collection
Handling: To avoid contamination, use powderless gloves. Draw one dark/royal blue-top tube and discard. Draw second dark/royal blue-top tube, and label tube with patient's name..
Unacceptable conditions: Clotted specimens
Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: Unacceptable

Notes: 

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=6085

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 82495
Last Changed: 10/10/2016 01:27:09
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:43:52