Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: March 19, 2019 @ 9:13 am

94093

Cobalt, Serum or Plasma

Specimen:Collect:
  • One Royal Blue (No Additive)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Royal Blue (EDTA)
Submit:
  • 2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum in Trace Element Free Tube. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • 2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma in Trace Element Free Tube. 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).
    Centrifuge; Do not allow serum to remain on cells. Transfer serum or plasma to a Trace Element-Free Transport Tube.
    If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Use of separator tubes
  • Specimens that are not separated from red cells or clot within 6 hours
Methodology:
  • Quantitative Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry
Performed:Tuesday, Friday
Reported:2-6 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83018
Components:
  • 94093 - COBALT
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