Chromium

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 3:29:16 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Serum from (2nd of 2) Navy Blue Top Tubes - No Additive in a Acid Washed, in an Metal-Free Plastic Tube
Collection Instructions: Draw one navy blue-top tube of blood and discard

Draw second navy blue-top tube
Allow blood to clot in an upright position. 
Centrifuge and pour the serum without disruppting red cells (do not pipette unless metal free pipette is used) into a metal-free tube.
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 5 days Ambient
10 days Refrigerated
21 days Frozen
Reference Range:

≤1.4 mcg/L

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Clinical Significance:

Occupational exposure and exposure to environmental contamination of Chromium may lead to toxicity. The need for Chromium supplements is unproven. Supplements taken in excess may also lead to Chromium toxicity.

Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: CHRMS
EPIC Test Code: LAB3055
Send Out Test Code: 5248
Alternate Test Names: Chromium, Serum
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82495

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