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Cobalt, whole blood

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB5790 
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 5-7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 7.0 mL Blood in a Royal Blue Top - EDTA Wb.
Pediatric volume: 4 mL.
To avoid contamination, use powderless gloves. Do not aliquot specimens. Patient should refrain from taking mineral supplements, vitamin B12, or vitamin B complex three days before specimen collection.
Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 5 days Frozen: Unacceptable

Notes: 

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=35417

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website
CPT Code(s): 83018
Last Changed: 10/17/2016 06:24:04
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:47:27