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Test ID GDS Gadolinium, Serum

Useful For

An aid in documenting past exposure to gadolinium-containing chelates

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Gadolinium, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Plain, royal blue-top Vacutainer plastic trace element blood collection tube (Supply T184)

Submission Container/Tube: 7-mL Mayo metal-free, screw-capped, polypropylene vial (Supply T173)

Specimen Volume: 1.6 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Allow the specimen to clot for 30 minutes; then centrifuge the specimen to separate serum from the cellular fraction.

2. Remove the stopper. Carefully pour specimen into Mayo metal-free, polypropylene vial, avoiding transfer of the cellular components of blood. Do not insert a pipette into the serum to accomplish transfer, and do not ream the specimen with a wooden stick to assist with serum transfer.

3. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

Additional Information: If ordering the trace element blood collection tube from BD, order catalog #368380.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

<0.5 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Thursday; 8 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83018

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GDS Gadolinium, S 80912-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
29251 Gadolinium, S 80912-9

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.