Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: July 14, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Cobalt, Serum or Plasma

  • One Royal Blue (No Additive)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Royal Blue (EDTA)
  • 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:
  • Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection
  • 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:
  • Specimens collected or transported in containers other than specified.
Stability:Ambient: 12 Month(s); Refrigerated: 12 Month(s); Frozen: 12 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry
Performed:Tuesday, Friday
Reported:2-6 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83018
  • 94093 - COBALT
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