94590:BARIUM (Ba), SERUM

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94590:BARIUM (Ba), SERUM
Methodology: wInductively coupled Plasma (ICP) / Mass Spectrometry (MS)
Edit Date: 4/26/2010
Performed: Tuesday
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 6 mL royal blue top trace element serum tube. Also acceptable: One royal blue top trace element K2 (EDTA) tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum into a plastic vial.
Stability: 14 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 14 days frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated
Comments: Plasma is acceptable for exposure monitoring, but not preferred.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or PST.