Chromium, Whole Blood

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 3:28:59 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Patient should refrain from taking mineral supplements, and multi-vitamins three days prior to specimen collection.
Specimen Requirements:

4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Navy Blue Top Tube - EDTA

Collection Instructions: Avoid contamination, use powderless gloves.

Draw one Navy Blue Top with 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood and discard
Fill Navy Blue Top label and send for testing.

Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL Whole Blood
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
7 days Refrigerated (preferred)
Rejection Criteria: Frozen: Hemolysis; gross lipemia; clotted specimen
Reference Range:

< 1.3 mcg/L

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: ICP / MS
Clinical Significance: The assay is useful to: 
 1. Monitor exposure to chromium
 2. Monitor progress of medical treatment
 3. Determin nutritional status
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 3 to 6 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code: LAB967
Send Out Test Code: 6085
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82495

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