Cadmium, Blood

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2523
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CADMI
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 38591 / 299X
Alternate Names
  • Cd
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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Alternate Specimen

4.0 mL Clotted Whole Blood in a Navy Blue Top Tube - EDTA
or
4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Green Top Tube - Na Heparin
or 
4.0 mL Clotted Whole Blood in a Navy Blue Top Tube - Na Heparin

TransportAndStorage

2 days Ambient
5 days Refrigerated (Preferred)

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

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.

 


Methodology:
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma / Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

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.


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

3 to 6 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00910361


CPT Coding

82300