Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Cobalt, Whole Blood

  • One Royal Blue (EDTA)
  • 6 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Whole blood in Royal Blue (EDTA). Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
    If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Clotted Specimen
  • Frozen Whole Blood
  • Heparin Anticoagulant
  • Specimens collected or transported in containers other than specified.
Stability:Ambient: 12 Month(s); Refrigerated: 12 Month(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Performed:Tuesday, Friday
Reported:2-6 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83018
  • 90008 - COBALT, BLOOD
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