Cadmium, Blood

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 2:54:39 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 2 days Ambient
5 days Refrigerated (Preferred)

Reference Range: Adult Nonsmokers: 1.7 mcg/L or less 

Adults Smokers: 5.0 mcg/L or less 

OSHA Reference Range: 5.0 mcg/L or less
Critical Ranges:

Early signs of toxicity have been observed at 30 ug/L.


Test Comments:  
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Clinical Significance: Cadmium is a naturally occurring element that is mined and used in industrial production because of its durability. Excessive cadmium exposure can damage lungs,
kidneys, and the digestive tract.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 6 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: CADMI
EPIC Test Code: LAB2523
Send Out Test Code: 38591 / 299X
Alternate Test Names: Cd
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82300

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