Molybdenum, RBCs [8321X]

Test Code

CPT Codes
83018<br /> **This test is not available for New York State patient testing**

For Molybdenum, Blood, the recommended code is 38583 performed at Quest Diagnostics, Valencia.

Preferred Specimen
1 mL RBCs collected in an EDTA trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.4 mL

Centrifuge and separate plasma within two hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original collection container and replace stopper.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received frozen • Sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube • Sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate (gray-top) tube • ACD (yellow-top) tube • EDTA (lavender-top) tube • Plastic container • Lithium heparin (light green-top) tube • Sodium heparin trace metal-free (dark blue-top) tube • Sodium heparin glass (tan-top) tube • Sodium heparin (green-top) tube

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues; Report available: 5 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Performing Laboratory
National Medical Services
3701 Welsh Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.