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Test ID TIS Titanium, Serum

Useful For

Monitoring metallic prosthetic implant wear

Method Name

Triple-Quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Titanium, 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 at least 96 hours.

Supplies:

-Metal Free B-D Tube (No Additive), 6 mL (T184)

-Metal Free Specimen Vial (T173)

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

Submission Container/Tube: 7-mL Metal-free, screw-capped, polypropylene vial

Specimen Volume: 1.2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Allow 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 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) 28 days METAL FREE
  Frozen  28 days METAL FREE
  Ambient  7 days METAL FREE

Reference Values

<2 ng/mL

Day(s) Performed

Wednesday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83018

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
TIS Titanium, S 8244-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
89367 Titanium, S 8244-6

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 US Food and Drug Administration.

Report Available

1 to 7 days

NY State Approved

Yes