Cobalt

Last Modified: 2/20/2019 12:47:40 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 0.5 mL Serum from a Navy Blue Top Tube in a Serum Trace Element Metal Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 10 days Ambient
10 days Refrigerated
10 days Frozen
Reference Range: 0.1-0.4 mcg/L
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Clinical Significance: Cobalt is essential for humans only as an integral part of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin). No other function for cobalt in the human body is known. This provides for normal reference ranges. Cobalt is found in metal alloys that are very hard, have high melting points, and are resistant to oxidation. Occupational exposure occurs during the production and machining of these metal alloys and has led to acute and chronic medical conditions
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: COBAL
EPIC Test Code: LAB3056
Send Out Test Code: 345
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 83018

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