CHROMIUM, SERUM

Mnemonic

MISC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Diet, medication and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).

Collect

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

Handling

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.

Preferred Volume

8.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (Whole Blood 1.2 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Plasma. Separator tubes. Specimens that are not separated from the red cells or clot within 2 hours.

Stability

If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.

Testing Information

Performed

Daily

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (98830)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82495

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:03 AM