Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 26, 2020 @ 9:13 am


Iodine, Serum

  • One Royal Blue (No Additive)
  • 2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum in Trace Element Free Tube. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 2 mL serum in an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
    Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications for 48 hours (upon the advice of their physician). In addition, the administration of iodine-based contrast media and drugs containing iodine may yield elevated results. During venipuncture, do not use disinfectants (such as Betadine) that contain iodine.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Specimens not received in Trace Element Free transport tubes. Separator tubes and specimens that are not separated from the clot within 6 hours. Serum collected within 48 hours after administration of a gadolinium (Gd) or iodine (I) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies). Plasma.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Month(s); Refrigerated: 1 Month(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry
Performed:Tuesday, Saturday
Reported:2-6 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83018
  • 90006 - IODINE
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