Antimony, Serum/Plasma [6037X]

Test Code
13675

CPT Codes
83018

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in a glass trace metal-free, no additive (royal blue-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.4 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in a glass EDTA trace metal-free, no additive (royal blue-top) tube

Instructions
All venipunctures should be performed using a trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube. Collect sample in glass container.
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into an acid-washed, plastic screw-capped vial using approved guidelines. Acid washed Polypropylene vial is preferred.

Transport Container
Acid-washed, Polypropylene, screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate (gray-top) tube • Serum Separator Tube (SST®) • Polymer gel separation tube (PST)

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) 



Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon, Wed, Fri a.m.; Report available: 2 days after set up

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Exposure monitoring.

Performing Laboratory
NMS Labs
200 Welsh Rd
Horsham, PA 19044



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