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Test ID CRWB Chromium, Blood


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

Supplies: Metal Free B-D Tube (EDTA), 6 mL (T183)

Container/Tube: Royal blue-top (EDTA) Vacutainer plastic trace element blood collection tube (T183)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

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

2. Send specimen in original tube.


Useful For

Monitoring exposure to chromium

 

Monitoring metallic prosthetic implant wear

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Chromium, B

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole blood Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reference Values

0-17 years: not established

≥18 years: <1.0 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, Friday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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.

CPT Code Information

82495

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CRWB Chromium, B 5619-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
65601 Chromium, B 5619-2

NY State Approved

Yes