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Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Edit Date: 8/12/2009
Performed: Tuesday, Friday
Released: 1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 83018-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 6 mL royal blue top tube (EDTA). Also acceptable: One 3 mL tan top tube (EDTA) (will be resulted with disclaimer).
Handling: Keep as whole blood. Refrigerate.
Stability: If the sample is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Standard Volume: 6 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume: 1 mL EDTA whole blood
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen other than specified; heparin anticoagulant.

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