81640:BORON (B)

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81640:BORON (B)
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma / Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Edit Date: 9/9/2010
Performed: Friday
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratoires’ reference lab
CPT Code: 83018-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 6 mL royal blue trace element serum tube. Also acceptable: One royal blue top tace element K2 (EDTA) tube.
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a metal-free plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 14 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 14 days frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Useful for determining overexposure or poisining.
Rejection Criteria: Glass container; gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Reference Range:
Toxic = >500 mcg/dL