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Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Edit Date: 11/24/2008
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82108-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 6 mL royal blue top tube (trace element serum). Also acceptable: One 6 mL royal blue top tube K2(EDTA).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and immediately pour into either an ARUP Trace Element-Free transport tube, available from Client Services, or a royal blue trace element-no additive tube. Do not allow serum to remain on cells. Refrigerate.
Stability: If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen collected in tube other than specified; specimen not separated from cells; hemolysis.

Reference Range:
0-15 µg/L
Interpretative Date: Serum aluminum greater than 50 µg/L is consistent with overload and may correlate with toxicity.

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