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Test ID NIS Nickel, Serum

Useful For

Urine nickel is the test of choice for detecting nickel toxicity in patients exposed to nickel carbonyl

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Nickel, S

Specimen Type

Serum


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.

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

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

Specimen Volume: 2 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 a Mayo metal-free, polypropylene vial, avoiding transfer of the cellular components of blood. Do not insert a pipet 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

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days METAL FREE
  Ambient  7 days METAL FREE
  Frozen  7 days METAL FREE

Reference Values

<2.0 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Thursday; 8 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83885

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
NIS Nickel, S 5702-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8622 Nickel, S 5702-6

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.

NY State Approved

Yes