96150:IRON (Fe), LIVER TISSUE

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96150:IRON (Fe), LIVER TISSUE
Alias Names: Metal / Metals
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) / Mass Spectrometry (MS)
Edit Date: 1/24/2007
Performed: Wednesday
Released: 3-9 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 83540-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Liver biopsy tissue collected in a royal blue trace element metal-free tube. Also acceptable: Paraffin block.
Stability: 28 days ambient, 28 days refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 5 mg tissue
Minimum Volume: 2 mg tissue
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Iron Index results between 1.0-1.9 suggest mild iron accumulation (alcoholic liver disease or heterozygous hemochromatosis). Results greater than 1.9 indicate hemochromatosis (transfusion-related iron overload or homozygous hemochromatosis). Please note that all tissue is consumed and will not be returned to client.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Reference Range:
ICP/MS Male: 400-2200 ug/g drywt
Female: 200-1600 ug/g drywt
CALC <1.0 umol/g/yr