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IODINE, SERUM

Mnemonic

IODINE S

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 6.0 mL royal blue (no additive) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells and transfer serum into trace element metal-free transfer tube (view image).

Documentation verifying our supplied transfer tubes are trace element metal-free.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Specimen not collected in plain royal blue-top tube or grossly icteric specimens

Stability

Ambient: 21 days; Refrigerated: 21 days; Frozen: 21 days

Testing Information

Note

High concentrations of gadolinium are known to interfere with most metals tests. If gadolinium-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 48 hours.

Performed

Mon-Wed, Fri

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Referral Lab

Mayo (IOD)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83018

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:27 AM


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